Nasarawa LGA polls: Police Commissioner order personnel deployment, restrict movement ahead of October 6

The Commissioner of Police Nasarawa State CP, Adesina Soyemi has ordered massive deployment of Police personnel to provide security during the upcoming Local Government Election on October 6, 2021, in the 147 electoral wards across the thirteen (13) LGAs.

The Commissioner of Police message was conveyed in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Nasarawa State, ASP Ramhan Nansel noted that the State Police Boss wished to assure the public that, the Command is committed to ensuring security of all voters by deploying Police personnel to all the polling units and other strategic areas in the State to maintain peace before, during and after the election.

According to the statement, “The Police Command is hereby calling on all political parties to caution their supporters to refrain from causing chaos; more so, there will be restriction of movement across the State from 0600hrs to 1600hrs on the day of the election.

“No gathering or campaign of whatever guise will be allowed to hold within the stipulated restriction hours, and violators of the said order will be dealt with accordingly to the extant law of the State.

“Members of the public are here by called upon to comply with the restriction order, as eligible voters are allowed to go out and exercise their franchise without fear of intimidation from any quarter.

“Effective security deployment had been made across the State and a Rapid Response Team has been created in all the Local Government areas to promptly respond to distress calls while all police personnel deployed have been warned to be civil, neutral, and professional in carrying out their assigned duties.

“In case of any emergency before, during and after the election, members of the public are here by advised to call the following numbers: 08112692680, 08037461715, 08108795930, 08035983615 and 08032875187

“The Commissioner of Police therefore solicits for understanding from the public as to any inconvenience the restriction might cause, “the statement added.