Kaduna Elections: Police Command restricts movement for Saturday

Asma'u Halilu, Kaduna

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The Commissioner of Police, Kaduna State Command, Abdullahi Mudassiru has ordered the strict enforcement of human and vehicular movement into and within Kaduna State for the Local government elections scheduled to hold tomorrow, Saturday 4th September 2021.

The CP disclosed that the movement restriction will take effect from Friday midnight (0000hrs to 1800hrs) and it covers all the entry points into the State and within the entire 23 Local government areas where the elections will hold.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Command’s Police Public Relation Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige in Kaduna.

He also advised that no large gatherings or campaigns of whatever guise will be tolerated within the stipulated restriction hours and that, violators will be dealt with according to extant laws of the State.

Mudassiru called on Kaduna residents to comply with the restriction order, adding that, all eligible voters can exercise their franchise without fear of intimidation from any quarter.

He gave the assurance that effective security deployment has been made to secure all the polling units and collation centers across the State and that a Rapid Response Team is situated in all the Local government areas to promptly respond to distress calls.

“It is notwithstanding advised that, while the election is ongoing, the public should be security conscious of their environment and to report suspicious activities or persons to the nearest security formation or via the Kaduna Police Command designated emergency mobile phone numbers for prompt intervention. The numbers are; 08075391105 & 07039675856”.

The CP solicited for understanding from the public as to any inconveniences the restriction might cause.

 

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