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Police Shutdown Katsina Roads Over Buhari’s Official Visit



Police Shutdown Katsina Roads Over Buhari’s Official Visit
President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Aminu Masari in Katsina

The Katsina State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has announced the plan to shut down some major roads in the state capital ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari‘s two days official visit.

Naija News understands that the Nigerian leader is scheduled to be in Katsina on Thursday, January 26, 2023, to commission some projects completed by Governor Aminu Bello Masari-led administration.

Due to the development, the force command in a statement dated Wednesday, January 25, that was made available to newsmen, revealed there will be a temporary closure of some roads for security reasons.

The affected roads are mainly within the areas where the President would unveil some projects during the visit, the force command stated.

The statement, signed by the command’s spokesman, Gambo Isah, read, “Katsina State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that the President and Commander in Chief, Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, will arrive Katsina State on an official visit on January 26th, 2023, to commission some laudable projects courtesy of the Katsina State Government.

“In view of the above, the below-mentioned routes will be temporarily closed from 0800 hours to 1200 hours on the 26th and 27th days of January 2023. IBB way, Kofar Kaura, Steel Rolling Mills roundabout to Liyafa roundabout, Alkalam roundabout to Umaru Musa Yar’adua University Underpass to Kofar Kaura Water Waterworks.

“On the 27th January, 2023, Dayi to Malumfashi road will also be temporarily closed.

“The Command urges road users to follow through other alternative roads to avoid traffic jams.

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“The Commissioner of Police, Katsina State Police Command, CP Shehu Umar Nadada, psc, appeals to the good people of the state to partner with the security agencies towards a successful and hitch-free visit, please.”

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