The Kano state police command has announced the restriction of vehicular movement on Saturday, March 23 across Kano state due to the supplementary elections that would take place in some parts of the state.
In a terse state, issued by the command on Thursday, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Haruna Abdullahi said the decision was taken in order to ensure free and fair elections.
“This is to inform the good people of Kano State that in order to achieve a free and fair gubernatorial supplementary election, there shall be restriction of movements in Kano State on 23/03/2019.
“To this end, no vehicle, motorcycle or tricycle will be allowed to move between 0600hrs and 1800hrs on that day. Eligible voters are advised to take a walk to their Polling Stations. Inconvenience regretted, please,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, the state Police Commissioner, Muhammad Wakili on Thursday tendered an apology to the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) over unlawful arrest of some of its members by police.
Wakili apologized to the NBA on behalf of the Kano Police Command when he paid a visit to the lawyers’ secretariat in Kano city.
This followed a complaint issued to the police on Wednesday by the NBA alleging the unlawful arrest of its members. The association then issued a 48 hours ultimatum to the police to apologize.
Wakili, who was pleased with the warm reception accorded to him assured of his command’s cooperation with the members of NBA in the course of carrying out their legitimate task.
In his response, the secretary of the NBA, Kano branch Barrister Mujtapha Adamu Aminu said they were happy with the disposition and friendly gesture of the police commissioner for coming all the way to show his remorse and pledge to prevent recurrence.