The Katsina Police Command has said some highways in the state would be close as part of security measures for President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of his visit to his home state.

Dutsinma-Kankara and Dutsinma-Tsaskiya highways would be closes alongside the adjoining roads to them from 1 PM to 6 PM on Thursday.

According to the command, there will be restrictions on the movements of commuters, cyclists and herders during the period where the President will be commissioning some projects.

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

The affected roads are within the communities where the two projects to be commissioned are located.

The command’s spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, in Katsina in a statement on Wednesday, 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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