The Kano State Police Command has issued a public announcement regarding the upcoming re-run elections for three Kano State House of Assembly Constituencies scheduled to take place on Saturday, 3rd February 2024. The elections will span sixty-six polling units across six Local Government Areas, namely Tsanyawa/Kunchi, Kura/Garun Mallam, and Tofa/Rimin Gado.


In preparation for a smooth and secure electoral process, the Police Command, in collaboration with relevant security agencies within the Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Elections Security (ICCES), has outlined essential security guidelines for prospective voters and election officials.


Key Security Guidelines:


Movement Restrictions: There will be restrictions on movement in the six designated LGAs during the re-run elections, with exceptions for essential services. Only accredited individuals, including press members, will have access.


VIP Escort Ban: Policemen are prohibited from escorting VIPs and political office holders to election locations.


Thuggery and Troublemakers: Strict measures against thuggery and the importation of troublemakers are in place, with deployed security personnel authorized to apprehend any individuals causing disturbances.


Weapons Prohibition: Carrying any form of weapons during the rerun elections is strictly prohibited.


Eligible Voting: Only eligible voters screened by INEC will be allowed to vote, and voters must possess valid voter cards for the specific polling unit.


Restricted Access: Only accredited individuals, including Party Agents, will be allowed within the voting premises.


Stop and Search: Rigorous stop-and-search operations and patrols will be conducted in all LGAs where re-run elections are scheduled.


Exclusion of Quasi Security Outfits: Quasi security outfits such as Hisbah, KAROTA, Vigilante, Hunters, Man O War, Boys Scouts, etc., will not participate in the re-run elections.


The Kano State Police Command extends best wishes for a peaceful re-run election and provides emergency contact information for the public. They can be reached at 08032419754, 08123821575, 09029292926, or through the “NPF Rescue Me” app and various social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok under the handle “Kano State Police Command.”


The public is urged to stay informed and abide by the outlined guidelines for a secure and successful electoral process.

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