Naijauto is aware of the high rate of election violence even as the election is at the height of the action. In a bid to ensure free, fair and safe elections, the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has officially announced its ban of the use of covered number plates on vehicles by unauthorised persons. This was made public according to a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Police Frank Mba on Tuesday.
The Nigerian Police Force gave this warning to deter individuals who might want to use this as a silhouette to spur violence before, during and after the gubernatorial and state House of Assembly elections on Saturday 9th of March 2019. This according to the NPF became necessary after it gathered intelligence of the possibility of persons using this as their cover to incite violence during the elections.
The Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu issued the directive on Tuesday!
According to a statement which reads in part thus: “Apart from the above, immediate possible threats to the polls, the IGP also noted that the covering of vehicle number plate amounts to a clear breach of the Road Traffic Act and other relevant laws of the land.
“In addition, the act could also impact negatively on national security and safety and has the capacity to; heighten criminal activities, engender an atmosphere of lawlessness, shield perpetrators of crime and place unnecessary pressure on security agencies in their routine crime prevention and monitoring tasks.”
If this is your car, prepare yourself to be fined!
A further directive was given to all Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) by the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu to enforce this directive by arresting as many found flouting the order.
Naijauto hails this move of the Nigerian Police Force in its bid to carry out its duties in ensuring the safety of lives and property of the Nigerian people at all times.
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