Presidential security aides are in show of force as they bar journalists from covering Buhari’s Kano visit.
News Online reports that a mild drama occured between presidential security aides and journalists as all media outfits were barred from accessing the venue of the Kano/Kaduna rail flag off program.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to flag off the Kano/Kaduna rail project, commission Dangi Interchange under Bridge road and visit the Emir’s Palace, plunged the ancient city into heavy traffic.
Although the President was using a chopper to move round Kano, most roads were completely blocked with heavy security presence.
However, journalists who were earlier at the first venue of Buhari’s place of calls, Zuwaciki, where he will flag off the rail projects were turned back by the Presidential aides who insisted that the media must have identified tags before they have access to the place.
The journalists, who came along with the Government House Crew, were rejected by the security aides.
However, so many other persons who were not wearing tags including some local traditional rulers were allowed into the venue while the journalists, with official identity cards and press vehicles were not allowed access.