Many residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja on Saturday morning went about their businesses despite restriction of movement over the council poll.
Voting has started in most polling units in Kuje Area Council and some parts of Garki, Wuse.
The February 12 poll is the first major election to be conducted by INEC in 2022.
Abuja is unique compared to the 36 States with no elected Governor but a Minister who is appointed by the President.
Also, unlike in the 36 States where State electoral commissions conduct the council elections, INEC conducts the poll in Abuja.
However, at Dutse Sokale junction, police operatives mounted a blockade and turned vehicles back, allowing only those on essential duty to pass.
The military officers at Kuje have also started enforcing the restriction order by checking vehicles that are on essential duties to avoid breakdown of law and order.
The FCT Commissioner of Police, Babaji Sunday, who briefed officers and men of the Command very early on Saturday, urged security operatives to be more vigilant and follow the rules.
Police officers are all over the city and rural areas manning polling units across FCT.
Fourteen political parties are competing for 62 councillors and six chairmanship seats in the FCT Area Council election.
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