Rivers police seek public understanding over closure of PH-Aba road

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

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