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2023 Elections: Police restrict movement in Kaduna, deploy 16,000 personnel


The Commissioner of Police on election duty in Kaduna, Sunday Babaji, has ordered the strict enforcement of human and vehicular movement ahead of Saturday’s presidential election across the 23 local government areas of the state following the deployment 16,000 personnel.

Spokesman of Kaduna State Command, DSP Muhammad Jalige, in a statement on Friday February 24, said the restriction order which takes effect from midnight to lapse by 6:00pm on Saturday, will cover all the entering points into the state.

The statement read, “It is equally advised that no large gatherings, campaign or political rallies under whatever guise will be tolerated within the stipulated restriction hours and violators of the said order will be dealt with.

“The Command is therefore calling on all law-abiding citizens of the State to comply with this restriction order, all eligible voters are allowed to go out and exercise their franchise without fear of intimidation from any quarter.

“Effective security deployment of over sixteen thousand Police personnel has been made to secure all the polling units and collation centres across the State and a Rapid Response Team 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 08075391105 and 07039675856 for prompt intervention.

“The Commissioner of Police thus solicits for understanding from the public as to any inconvenience the restriction might cause.”

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