The Gombe State Commissioner of police has reiterates the ban on State-owned/quasi-security outfits, escorts and VIP aides on Election Day.



Ahead of the forthcoming Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections scheduled to hold on the 18th of March 2023 in the State, the Commissioner of Police, Gombe State Command CP OQUA ETIM has ordered the restriction of all forms of vehicular movement and other means of transportation within the State, from 12 midnight of 18/3/2023 to 6 pm of the same day, except those on essential services such as INEC Officials, Electoral Observers, Accredited Media, local and international Observers, Ambulances responding to medical emergencies, firefighters, etc.



Similarly, the Commissioner of Police re-affirms the ban on escort and security aides to VIPs from accompanying their principal, and politicians to polling booths and collation centres and any person or group of persons found violating this directive will be sanctioned accordingly.



A statement by the state PPRO SP Hafiz Muazu Abubakar reveal that the State-established and owned security outfits/quasi-security units, and privately-owned security guards are also barred from participating in the forthcoming gubernatorial election security.


The statement further stated that the CP appreciates the good people of the state for their cooperation during the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections and urged them to comply with the movement restriction order by going close to their polling booths earlier.


Finally, the Cp admonished all eligible electorates to turn out en mass and exercise their civic responsibility as the Command assures them of adequate security coverage and equally enjoins the good people of the State to desist from spreading fake, unverified, and misleading information capable of disrupting the peace in the State.

Citizens are also advoce to forward any Complaints/ Emergencies, to the numbers below. or via our social media handles Facebook:@NPF Command Gombe, Twitter:@GombePoliceNG



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