The Kano State Government has declared a 24-hour curfew statewide.
This follows the judgement of the election petitions tribunal,which sacked the state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf.
This was contained in a statement by the Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Usaini Gumel.
The commissioner, who personally signed the statement on Wednesday evening, said a combined team of security operatives has been dispatched across the city to enforce the curfew.
“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 24-hour 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.
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“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 in that direction and calls on the good people of the state to give the necessary confidence and support.”
He warned that violators would 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,” he said.