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Police Deploys Troops For Kano Elections

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship elections across the country, thousands of police officers have been deployed for the conduct of governorship and state House of Assembly elections in Kano State, North-West Nigeria.

Speaking to newsmen shortly after the Inter Agency Consultative Security Meeting on Elections, the State Police Commissioner, Ibrahim Idris, said that the officers are to ensure a peaceful conduct of the elections on Saturday, April 11.

Despite the success recorded during the presidential elections, the Mr. Idris said that security agencies in Kano are not taking any chances in ensuring that no one interferes with the electoral process.

Many Kano residents, who have commended the Police for their role in the success of the presidential elections, have also said that they expect more proactive measures to curtail the conduct of some political party supporters.

Meanwhile during a meeting with the Divisional Police Officers, the Police Commissioner also urged them to continue to do better in ensuring that the elections are successful.

In another development, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kano, Mr. Hussaini Halilu, says distribution of materials would be done on Thursday and Friday.

In the meantime, the Police have directed the restriction of movement from 6am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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