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Tight security in Jos as voters turn out for elections

2015-03-28 13:36
Former vice-president and presidential aspirant of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) Atiku Abubakar (L) casts his vote during the presidential primary of the party in Lagos. ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Jos - Security was tight in the Jos-Bukuru area of Plateau as residents turned out to cast their votes in the Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Security personnel were deployed at various polling centres, check points and other strategic locations in the area for the polls.

In Dadin-Kowa, security men made up of officers and men of the Police, Military, Civil Defence, Immigration and the Federal Road Safety Commission patrolled the area.

A voter at the Obasanjo Model School Polling Unit, Chuwang Dung, said that he was not worried by the heavy presence of security personnel in the area.

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Dung said he was not disturbed as long as the operatives were there to protect voters, election officials and the electoral materials.

The streets of Jos have been allegedly deserted as residents complied with the directive of non vehicular movements during the election period.

However, those on election duties were allowed to ply the road.

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