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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The one-day visit to Lafia, Nasarawa state, by President Muhammadu Buhari, is witnessing a heavy security deployment in major streets of the city.

The police and other personnel of other security agencies have been stationed in strategic locations.

They were also stationed in some towns, including Akwanga, Keffi and Karu.

Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Bello Ahmed, had on Monday said over 4,000 personnel were deployed to provide security during the visit.

The deployment of the men was to ensure a hitch-free visit of Buhari to the state on Tuesday.

Mr Ahmed, told newsmen on Monday in Lafia that the command had put up a robust security arrangement with sister agencies to ensure a successful visit of the President to the state.

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He said about 3,000 officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, and other security agencies would be working in synergy with the police.

The commissioner said security personnel would be positioned in strategic locations, adding that there would be road diversions along the route where the President would inaugurate some projects.

“I appeal to members of the public to be law abiding as they come out massively to welcome the president to the state.

“I also urge you to cooperate with the security agencies as they discharge their duties,’’ Mr Ahmed said.

President Buhari is during the visit expected to inaugurate some projects embarked upon by the State Government which include; the Comprehensive Special School for the Physically Challenged in Lafia and headquarters of the State Fire Service, also in Lafia.

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Other projects billed for inauguration are: Comprehensive Primary Healthcare Centre in Kwandere near Lafia, Muhammadu Buhari International Market, Karu, and the flag-off of construction of cargo airport in Lafia.



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