Heavy security in Lagos as electorate troop out to vote

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There is a presence of heavy security and movement were restricted in some part of Lagos State, as residents trooped out to excercise their farnchise in the Governorship and the State Assembly elections.

It was reported that stern-looking soldiers manned many roads as early as 6 a.m to effect the restriction order.

This was unlike the Feb. 23 Presidential and National Assembly election, which had only a few areas blocked by the army officers. Drivers of commercial vehicles then exploited the loose security.

our reporter monitoring the exercise reports that the soldiers shunned all appeals by almost all motorists to pass, as only officials of INEC and those on official duty were allowed to pass.

Some of the areas blocked include Abesan Gate, Ipaja, Moshalashi area, Alimosho, Idimu Road, Ikotun area among others.

However, many people were seen walking while others stood in groups in the frontage of their houses, in readiness to move to poll units to exercise their civic responsibility.

At polling units 1 to 13 in Gowon Estate in Alimosho Local Government Area, INEC officials were seen as early as 6.45a.m with their election materials.

While some INEC officials were busy moving materials and personnel out of their various Registration Area Centres (RAC) at about 7.00 am, some were found at their various polling units.

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