Following election violence, two hundred and eighty soldiers have been deployed to strategic areas of Kano city after the weekend’s election violence.
A statement issued by the 3 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Kano, said the military were “called by the state government to assist the police to restore law and order.”
The statement, signed by the Public Relations Officer, Maj. Sabiu Wudilawa, disclosed that another batch of 200 soldiers was on stand-by. Wudilawa said the soldiers had taken charge of such strategic areas as CTV, Radio Kano,
Investment House on Hadejia Road and the premises of the Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC).
He appealed to all law-abiding citizens to go about their normal businesses without panic, saying that the soldiers were deployed to protect lives and property.
He further requested parents and guardians to warn their wards to desist from acts capable of disrupting peace and order, “as the army is ready to crush any defaulter”.