By Umar Isa
Residents of Kano have expressed satisfaction with deployment of security personnel across the polling centres in the state during the ongoing Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Some of the residents told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Gawuna polling unit in Nasarawa Local Government Area where voting had commenced that the deployment of security personnel to all places had reduced the fears being entertained by most residents.
One of the residents, Alhaji Abdurrahman Yahaya, said the security arrangement was commendable, especially the deployment of security agents to the areas where they are volatile.
“I am pleased to be here because there is adequate security at the place and this had allayed the fears of people.
“As you know, there were reports of possible attacks but the presence of security personnel at the polling units as well as along the roads had reduced the fears among residents, “he said.
Another resident, Musa Ado, who was also at the polling unit to exercise his civic responsibility, said the security arrangements was commendable.
“As you can see, there are security personnel at the polling units and this has given people the confidence to move freely,”he said.
According to him, the presence of security agents at the polling centres as well as within Kano metropolis had encouraged eligible voters to come out en masse.
NAN reports that security had been beefed up in Kano and its environs as security personnel were seen in vehicles patrolling the major streets.
NAN also observed that there is strict adherence to the order on restriction of vehicular movement around the city as only few vehicles on essential duties are plying the roads.(NAN)