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2023 Guber Elections: Zamfara police command orders restriction of movement on Election Day, reaffirms ban on VIP aids, escorts

Enjoins citizens to be law abiding, shuns all violent activities before, during and after the elections.

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In view of the Forthcoming 2023 Governorship and State House of Assembly Elections Scheduled to be held on Saturday 18th March, 2023 across the 14 LGAs of Zmfara State. The Commissioner of Police Zamfara State Command, CP Kolo Yusuf psc, has reiterated the commitment and determination of the Police and other Security Agencies to enforce order of restriction of movement directed by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba psc(+), NPM, NEAPS, FDC, CFR on Election Day.

Accordingly, the restriction of movement of persons and vehicles will commence from 12 am to 6 pm of Saturday 18th March, 2023, with the exception of essential services such as INEC Officials, Electoral Observers, Ambulances responding to medical emergencies, firefighters, among others.

Security aides and escorts are also barred from accompanying their principals and Politicians to Polling booths and collation centers during the election, as anyone found disobeying this order will be severely sanctioned. Also, the ban on the unauthorized use of sirens, revolving lights, covered number plates and tinted glasses is still in force, and violators will be sanctioned appropriately. In the same vein, the Command is also reminding the general public of IGP’s order banning all Quasi Security Outfits from participating in election security management.

The Police and other security Agencies will be conducting robust and joint confidence building patrols to ensure compliance with this order as well as to ensure hitch free election exercise. The Command has also made adequate arrangements to provide watertight security to all INEC facilities, INEC Officials and other vulnerable infrastructures domiciled within the state.

The Command therefore appeals for continuous support and partnership from the general public in order to make the elections peaceful and successful.





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