Police command in Rivers State have appealed to residents of Port Harcourt to continue to show understanding and cooperation with the command ’ s continuous closure of Port Harcourt – Aba road .
The command ’ s spokesman , Mr Nnamdi Omoni, Deputy Superintendent Police told the
News Agency of Nigeria in Port Harcourt on Monday that the closure was on account of security .
Reports gathet 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 incontinences 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 .
Reports that as of the time of filing this report , two out of the four – carriage way were still closed to traffic