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Police ban polythene bags, others at polling booths


Nigerian Police. Image source babajidesalu.files

Nigerian Police. Image source babajidesalu.files

IN preparations for peaceful gubernatorial and state house of assembly election tomorrow, Kano State Police Command has ordered that no polythene bag or any similar objects would be allowed near the poling area for the security and safety of the exercise.

Briefing media men at the Kano Command Police Headquarters, Bompai, Kano, yesterday, after Inter-Agency Security Meeting with other security agencies, the state Police Commissioner Ibrahim K. Idris, warned that anybody who takes the risk of carrying bags would not be allowed near the polling units.

“Polythene bags and similar objects are banned from the designated polling units. We wish to have smooth and successful elections,” he said.

He therefore called on people to give all the necessary cooperation to the security agents that would be deployed to man the exercise, advising that people should strive hard to obey all instructions given by the security agents, “as peaceful election is our target, “ he said.

Idris further revealed that security agents would put some extra checking points at areas that have been identified as volatile spots. He called on people to cooperate with the men in uniform.

“The ban on quasi-security agencies not to wear uniform is still on. We have also made an adjustment on the restriction of movement.

During the coming Saturday election movement of people is restricted between 6a.m. to 5p.m.,” the Police Commissioner reminded.

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