From Ekiti , Clementina Olomu
In view of the forthcoming governorship election in Ekiti State slated for Saturday, 18th June, 2022, The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, through the Deputy Inspector General ( DIG ) of Police, Force CID and Coordinating DIG for Southwest, who is the election security Commander for the Ekiti State gubernatorial election, DIG Johnson Babatunde Kokumo has informed the good people of Ekiti State that the Nigeria Police Force has mobilized all necessary assets in partnership with other security agencies to provide adequate security and ensure free, fair and credible election this weekend.
The IGP equally, ordered the restriction of vehicular movements within the State particularly along the entry and exit points to Ekiti State with effect from 12:00am of Saturday 18th June, 2022 to 6:00pm.
He stated further that operatives of the Nigeria Police Force and the military as well as other security agencies have been deployed across the State borders to enforce the restriction order to the later and ensure criminal minded individuals do not infiltrate into the State and cause mayhem during, before and after the election.
The IGP assures the public of the Force readiness to perform its statutory duty of protection of lives and properties of law abiding citizens of Ekiti State State throughout the period of the election and beyond while calling on everyone to support and cooperate with the operatives deployed and ensure prompt report of any suspicious person or group of persons to the nearest Police Station
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