Anambra guber polls: Delta Police command orders restriction of movement across Niger Bridge to ensure security


Vehicular movements through the Niger Bridge are restricted from 12 mid-night of November 17th, 2017, the Delta state Police command has announced.
A statement to this effect signed by the Command’s Police Public Relations officer (PPRO), Andrew Aniamaka, a Deputy Superintendent of Police stated that the restriction became necessary against the backdrop of the Anambra governorship elections coming up on Saturday, November 18th, 2017, and the need to prevent any security breach around the niger Bridge linking Asaba, Delta state to Onitsha, Anambra State.
Accordingly, the Commissioner of police, Zanna M. Ibrahim has therefore ordered the restriction of vehicular movements through the Niger bridge with effect from 12 mid-night, Friday, 17th November, 2017 till after the elections.
“The CP notes that only those on official and emergency duties with genuine means of identification will be allowed passage during the period of the restriction order,” the statement stated, adding: “While regretting the inconvenience the restriction will cause commuters, especially those traveling to the South-East and South-South States, the CP enjoins them to take alternative routes or make do with other contingency plans as the restriction order is in the overall interest of public well being and safety.”

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