Breaking: Police in Katsina announce road closure ahead of Buhari’s visit

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The Katsina Police Command on Wednesday announced a scheduled closure of some highways in the state.

The road closure is part of security measures for President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit.

The announcement was made in a statement by the command’s spokesperson, SP Gambo Isah, on Wednesday.

Dutsinma-Kankara and Dutsinma-Tsaskiya highways would both be closed from 1:00am to 6:00pm on Thursday.

The state command also announced further restrictions on the movement of commuters, cyclists and herders on Thursday.

President Buhari is expected in the state on Thursday to inaugurate the Zobe regional water supply project and Tsaskiya Road.

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The statement read, “The Katsina State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, will arrive Katsina on 15th July 2021 for the commissioning of Zobe Regional Water Supply Project and newly built Tsaskiya road, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State.

“In view of the above, the command wishes to announce the temporary closure of Dutsinma–Kankara road, Dutsinma-Tsaskiya road and other adjoining roads to the venue of the two events on 15th July 2021 from 13:00hrs – 18:00hrs.

“Members of the public, especially commuters, herders, pedestrians and cyclists, are hereby directed to use alternative roads. “

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