KANO, North-West, Nigeria – Kano State Police Command has directed residents of the State to comply with the 24 hours curfew declared by the State government warning that violators would be made to face the wrath of the law.
This is contained in a statement signed by the state Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Usaini Gumel, on Wednesday, September 20.
The statement read in part; “In view of the Constitutional mandate of the Nigeria Police Force alongside the relevant Internal Security and Law Enforcement Agencies to preserve law and order in the State, the Kano State Police Command has mapped out strategies on that direction and call on the good people of the State to give the necessary confidence and supports.
“Going forward, Kano State residents are called upon to note that combined Security Forces have already been dispatched to the nooks and crannies including the entry and exits of the State to ensure enforcement and strict compliance of the Twenty-Four Hours (24hrs) Curfew order as communicated by the State Government via letter with Reference No: K/SEC/H/435/T.1/153 dated 20th September, 2023 taking effect from 6pm of Wednesday, 20th September to 6pm of Thursday, 21st September 2023.
“Violators will be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.
“Finally, I wish to appreciate all the peace-loving people of the State and urge them to remain law abiding as it’s in the best interest of all that we come together to maintain law and order in the State.”
The Kano State Governorship Tribunal had sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigeria People’s Party, (NNPP), declaring Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna candidate of the All Progressive Congress, (APC), as winner of the March 2023 Gubernatorial elections.
The declaration has generated high tension in the state as residents who were at their places of business, markets and offices closed to rush home because of the fear of the unknown.