2023 elections: police restrict vehicles movement, ban escort In preparation for the 2023 general elections, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali, has directed that vehicle movements be restricted throughout Nigeria.

This is to ensure a safe environment for the 2023 elections and the management of law and order.

Also, the IGP ahs prohibited security aides and escorts from going to the polls and counting centers with lawmakers and other elected officials during the elections.


Restrictions begin from 12:00AM to 6:00PM on election day.

“Consequent to the first part of the 2023 General Elections – the Presidential and National Assembly Elections – scheduled to hold on Saturday 25th February 2023 across all States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered a restriction of all forms of vehicular movement on roads, waterways, and other forms of transportation, from 12 am to 6 pm on election day.”

The statemen says persons who offer essential services such as INEC officials, electoral observers, ambulances responding to medical emergencies, firefighters, etc” are exempted from the restrictions.

Other Police Bans

The statement was published by the spokesman for the police, Muyiwa Adejobi, on Wednesday.

“Also, the ban on the unauthorised use of sirens, revolving lights, covered number plates, and tinted glasses is still in force, and violators would be sanctioned appropriately.

“All State-established and owned security outfits/organisations, quasi-security units, and privately-owned guard and security outfits are also barred from participating in election security management.”

The police chief urged voters to be law-abiding on Saturday and show up at their polling unites.


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He also encouraged citizens to shun vote buying, vote selling, hate speech, snatching of ballot box, misinformation and other criminal activities

“The Force will deal decisively with any individual(s) or group(s) that might want to test our common resolve and might to ensure a peaceful election,” he  warned


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