According to Don Kingsley: Hundreds of non-indigenes residing in the commercial city of Kano and its neighbourhood have massively left the city for their various states of origin in the South-South and South-eastern parts of the country for fear of election violence.
The popular motor park at Sabon Gari witnessed increasing traffic of passengers leaving the state to the East and South-South part for fear of the election outcome and houses of non-indigenes residing at Sabon Gari, Badawa, Kawo and other areas of the metropolis were locked after they fled the city. The fleeing non-indigenes noted that they are always targets of any attack by their host community of Kano anytime there is tension. Our correspondent also observed that the railway station in Kano is busy with passengers who loaded their belongings in the process of fleeing the city, while those who own cars travelled out with their families to their respective states. Mrs Agnes Onyema, an Igbo trader from Abia state, said her neighbours had fled the state for fear of violence, while their community in Sabon Gari who are from different parts of the country have left the city. In his appeal to non-indigenes, state Chairman of Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN), Bishop Ransom Bello, urged them to stay in the state and cast their votes for the candidates of their choice.
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