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The Police in Imo have assured of unhindered movement of goods and persons on Saturday Democracy Day.

The state Commissioner of Police (CP), Abutu Yaro, gave the assurance in a statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana on Friday in Owerri.

Yaro urged residents of the state to go about their lawful businesses on June 12, as there would be no restriction of movement.

The CP, who spoke at a security meeting with hoteliers and other business owners, rejoiced with them over the improved security situation in the state.

He said that the improved security affected night clubs and hotels services  especially in the state capital.

He said that the security measures already in placed were presently yielding results and solicited an all-society approach to improve on it.

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“Some of the security measures we have put in place include visibility policing and robust vehicular patrol within the metropolis and its environs.

”This is to ensure that night life which the people of Imo state are known for is returned in full scale “, he said.

Yaro also commended Imo people in general and the hoteliers for their support and enjoined them to feel free to come out at night to enjoy themselves without fear of any molestation.

He added that adequate security measures have been put in place to protect lives and property.

The hoteliers, however, expressed appreciation for the improved security climate and free movement in the city and pledged continued cooperation with security agencies. (NAN)