Post Election Crisis: Kaduna Residents Prepares For The Unexpected

Post Election Crisis: Kaduna Residents Prepares For The Unexpected

By Alex Uangbaoje

Less than 24hrs to the 2015 presidential election, residents of Kaduna look set for the unexpected as almost every one is in a rush to stuck their homes with all necessary items that will sustain them should curfew be imposed on Kaduna.

Newsweb Express has observed that the people in anticipation to what may happen when the presidential election result is announced, are making frantic efforts to ensures that they don’t go through what they encountered in the previous presidential elections especially the 2011 presidential election election.

It could be recalled that in 2011 as soon as president Goodluck Jonathan was declared the winner of the election there was an uproar in some parts of the country where over 800 people where said to have died according Human Rights Watch.

Human Rights Watch estimates that in Kaduna State, at least 180 people, and possibly
more, were killed in the cities of Kaduna and
Zaria and their surrounding suburbs.

According to media reports and journalists interviewed by
Human Rights Watch, dozens of people were also killed during riots in the other northern states.

This resulted to a situation where the government imposed a dusk to dawn curfew that lasted for almost a month and later reduced until it was finally lifted.

This in the observation of Newsweb Express may be responsible for the reasons while the people of Kaduna are in a last minute rush to get what ever they need to survive in case the unexpected happens.

A drive around Kaduna town indicates that residents are in rush to get all what they need to do and go indoors, the motor parks are also filled up with travellers going out of the State.

In the same vain electricity consumers cited at the North West head office of the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KAEDCO) in Kaduna are out in their huge numbers to purchase electricity for their consumption during the period of the anticipated curfew.

Some of them told Newsweb Express that their fears was borne out the threats by supporters of the two main Candidates of the presidential race, Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC)


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