The police in Lagos State have restricted the movement of humans and vehicles, effective Saturday, March 18, 2023, between 0000hrs and 1800hrs across all roads, waterways and airways in the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, announced this on Friday, 17 March 2023.
According to him, security aides of public and private individuals, who have already been scaled down in accordance with the Electoral Act 2022, are not allowed to escort their principals to polling units and collation centres armed.
“Except for essential duty vehicles such as ambulances, fire trucks, patrol vehicles of Federal Government security agencies, the use of sirens at or around polling units and collation centres is totally banned. In line with the Electoral Act 2022, no state-owned security agency is part of election security. Violators will be apprehended and prosecuted. Exempted from the movement restriction are essential workers, INEC officials and election observers,” he said.
Meanwhile, members of the public are encouraged to be law-abiding as they exercise their franchise. They are equally urged to promptly contact the police on any of the following numbers to report suspicious persons or activities around them: 08127155132, 08065154338, 08063299264, 08039344870.