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The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement in Edo State.

The IGP also announced curfew from 11:59pm on Friday to 6pm on Saturday.
Police spokesman, Frank Mba, in a statement said this would ensure public order and safety during the governorship election.

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Mba also cited the need to prevent the movement of illicit arms, hard drugs and political thugs.

The IGP enjoined citizens to go out en-masse and vote, assuring that security agencies have been sufficiently mobilized to provide a safe, secure and conducive environment.

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He told citizens to see the curfew as part of necessary sacrifices towards the enthronement of democracy.

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Adamu warned against any form of violence, snatching of ballot boxes, vote-buying, vote-selling, hate speeches, and other acts capable of compromising the electoral processes.


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