The Kano State Police Command says it is ready to provide security during the March 11 governorship and House of Assembly elections.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Manman Dauda, made the pledge during a chat with Journalists in Kano.
He said the Police and other security agencies would provide water-tight security across the 44 local government areas of the state.
CP Dauda said already, a “comprehensive operational order” had since been issued to area commanders and divisional police officers for implementation.
According to him, police and other security agencies are “fully prepared and ready” to protect voters and INEC officials during and after the election.
” I am giving 100% assurance to all law-abiding residents of the state that they can go about freely to exercise their franchise on March 11 without threat to lives and property,” he said.
He also assured residents that the security measures put in place would enable eligible voters to participate in all electoral processes “without threat to lives and property”.
The CP called on parents not to allow their children to be used as political thugs, as any person or group of people found wanting will be dealt with accordingly.
Reporting by Abdullahi Jalaluddeen; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino and Tony Okerafor