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All Quiet in Kano

March 30, 2015

 

A man drives his motorcycle down a deserted street in the city of #Kano, Northern #Nigeria. We arrived here on Sunday to eerily quiet streets and today was much the same. This is usually a bustling place. Its the second largest city in the country and a major trading hub. But many businesses and government offices are closed as people nervously await the election results.
We were told that many Christians have also left town. It is not surprising. After the last election violence erupted, claiming over 20 lives, when Muhammadu #Buhari lost out to #GoodluckJonathan as this is a stronghold for the opposition leader. Many fear the same could happen if Buhari loses once again to Jonathan.
Here’s the piece I shot today showing the city’s abandoned streets, reported by Abdullahi Kaura Abubakar and produced by Charlotte Attwood: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-32124031. #blog #NigeriaDecides

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