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Kano re-run: Police restrict human, vehicular movement

Kano – The Police Command in Kano State has restricted movement of motor vehicles, tricycles and all other means of transportation across the 44 local government areas of the state.

A Nigerian police SWAT personnel member sits alert with a machine gun on a vehicle stationed at the entrance of Rivers State collation centre in Port Harcourt, Southern Nigeria, on February 26, 2019. – Incumbent Muhammadu Buhari kept a lead over his main rival in the race to become Nigeria’s next president, with nearly half of all states declared. The death toll from violence linked to the vote meanwhile increased from 39 to 47, according to the Situation Room umbrella group of civil society election monitors. AFP

According to the police, the measure is to ensure free and fair gubernatorial supplementary election scheduled for March 23 in the state.

This was contained in press statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna in Kano on Thursday.

Haruna said that no vehicle, motorcycle or tricycle would be allowed to move between 06:00hrs and 18:00hrs during the election period.

He advised all eligible voters to trek to their respective polling units in order to exercise their civic responsibility. (NAN)

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