the rivers state police command has announced restriction of movement in view of the forth coming house of Assembly election s scheduled to hold on Saturday 13th April 2019, saying adequate security has been put in place to ensure that the exercise is conducted in a peaceful atmosphere, devoid of acrimony.
The statement issued by Police public relation officer Nnamdi Omoni said the aim is to realize the full objective of the supplementary elections and engender a seamless exercise, the command has deployed a total of 3066 personnel to be complemented by the deployments from other sister security agencies, to provide safety, security and maintenance of law and order in affected LGAs
the affected local governments are
ABUA/ODUAL (2) AHOADA WEST. (3)GOKANA (4) OPOBO/NKORO.
The statement said there will be total restriction of movement of persons, vehicles or any mechanically propelled engine either on land or waterways between the hours of 12 midnight on Friday 12th April 2019 to 2PM on Saturday 13th APRIL 2019.
That very important personalities VIPs or Politician are barred from going to any voting center with their security details. movement is only allowed from their house to the voting center and back, as provided by the electoral act.
All entry and exit points to the affected LGAs will be completely blocked until the elections are over. no commercial activities will be allowed close to the polling units.
the police and other security agencies will be moving round to ensure that there is strict compliance to this order and possibly arrest and prosecute violators.
finally the commissioner of police wishes to appeal to those affected by this order to show understanding and bear with us as same is only intended to secure a conducive atmosphere for people to exercise their Franchise unhindered