Motorists and travellers are now stranded at Okpella, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo,as a result of the restriction of movement order of vehicles between 11:59 p.m. on Friday and 6:00 p.m on Saturday by the state police during the governorship election.
The vehicles could be seen on long queues on the Benin-Auchi-Okene way after they have been stopped and parked by the military officers on duty.
Some of the truck drivers who spoke to Journalists said that they thought they could beat the restriction period before the beginning of the election.
Read some of their comments below;
“I am coming from Abuja going to Benin with the intention to get to Benin before 8:30 p.m.
“I am surprised that getting to Jattu junction, we were stopped by the military officers who barricaded the road, refusing us to go through.
“They said we all will remain quietly here until after the election”.
Mr Bello Abdulraman.
There were also reports that several other security checkpoints were noticed in Etsako West and other areas in Edo North Senatorial District.