Katsina by-election: Police beef up security in 12 LGs
Katsina State Police Command has put in adequate security measures across the 12 local government areas of Katsina north with a view to ensuring peaceful conduct of senatorial bye election slated for Saturday.
A statement from the command signed by its Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, said after due consultations with election stakeholders, police had also put up restriction orders in the affected Local Government Areas:
“There will be total restriction of movement of persons and vehicles between the hours of 0:00hrs – 20:00hrs of Saturday 11th August, 2018, with the exception of personnel on essential duties who must carry valid identification cards.
“That only registered Voters should be at Polling Units and must keep distance of at least 300 metres away from the polling unit after voting in accordance with Electoral Act,” the statement said.
The command emphasize that, politicians and other important personalities were barred from going to any polling unit with their security details.
The statement added that such personalities would not be allowed to move from one point to another within the affected areas on the Election Day.
The command was well prepared to deal decisively with any person or group found committing any offence before, during and after the election.