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Guber Poll: Police deploy 16,000 personnel in Kaduna



The Kaduna state Commissioner of Police, Mr Sunday Babaji, has deployed 16,000 police personnel to provide security during the 2023 Kaduna state gubernatorial election.

He also ordered strict enforcement of the restriction of human and vehicular movements across the state.

Babaji noted the restriction of movement was part of security measures for the election.

The CP said in a statement issued on Friday by the Command Spokesman, DSP Mohammed Jalige, that the personnel will secure polling units and collation centers across the state.

He added that a Rapid Response Team situated in all the local government areas have been deployed to respond to distress calls promptly.

Babaji said that the restriction of movement was a directive of the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba.

“The general public is hereby informed that the restriction of movement will take effect from midnight 00:00 hrs to 18:00 hrs of Saturday March 18.

“It covers all the entry points into the state and within the 23 local government areas.

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

The CP called on law-abiding citizens of the state to comply with the restriction order.

“All eligible voters are allowed to go out and exercise their franchise without fear of intimidation from any quarter,” he said.

He however advised residents to be security conscious and report suspicious activities or persons to nearest security formation.

Babaji added that residents could reach directly to the command through 08075391105 and 07039675856.

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