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BREAKING: IGP Ban Ebubeagu, Vigilante Groups, Vehicular Movement In Imo, Kogi, Bayelsa

Ahead of the gubernatorial elections in Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa states, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, has banned vehicular movement as well as movement of canoes, ships and other means of transportation via waterways.

The restrictions kicks off from Friday.

Egbetokun said the decision was in line with measures put in place to ensure free, fair and credible elections in the three states.

He also barred some state security outfits like Ebubeagu and other quasi outfit from carrying out operations during the exercise.

The IGP, who disclosed this at the ongoing press briefing at Force Headquarters, explained that both marine and gunboats have been deployed in the three States considering the riverine terrain of the States.

Speaking through the Force spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Egbetokun stated that the three States have been fortified with different security equipment including helicopters that will be for aerial patrol.

More to come…

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