Following earlier preparation for the Saturday presidential and National Assembly elections, traders and other businesses outlets were not expected to open in Kaduna like in any other part of the country.

However, after the postponement, markets, shops and other business outlets still remain closed in Kaduna at the time of filling this report.

The ever busy and popular Ahmadu Bello Way and other streets in the metropolis were almost deserted, saved for few hawkers and commercial bus drivers that have started coming out at about noon.

Some residents said it was difficult for traders to start coming out when they got the news so suddenly that the elections had been postponed.

“Many people thought it was not a true story, so they had to stay indoors and observe the situation because they might run into trouble makers who might not like the postponement of the elections.

“But we thank God there is no crisis in Kaduna because of the postponement; gradually people will be coming out to do their business before going back to their houses,” a trader said.

It would be recalled that few days to the election, majority of residents had stockpiled food stuff in their homes should there be any eventuality, like curfew or electoral violence.

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