The Rivers State Police Command has asked residents of Port Harcourt to continue to show understanding and cooperation with the Command’s continuous closure of Port Harcourt-Aba road.
Spokesman for the command, Nnamdi Omoni, Deputy Superintendent of Police, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Port Harcourt on Monday that the closure was on account of security.
NAN reports that the Waterlines Bus-stop to GRA stop axis of the road had remained closed since March 9, 2019 Governorship and House Assembly polls.
Omoni said the closure by the Police was in “public interest.”
He said it was meant to protect INEC office situated between Waterlines and GRA bus stops, its personnel and electoral materials in the office.
Omoni said the Command regretted the inconveniences it caused the residents.
The spokesman, however, noted that the closure was temporary and was not intended to cause hardship for the residents.
“It is in the interest of Rivers; it is not intended to cause hardship for the residents.
“The people should bear with the Command; it is only for a while,” he said.
NAN reports that at the time of this report, two out of the four-carriage ways were still closed to traffic.