Tribunal ruling: Kano imposes 24-hour curfew

CP Mohammed Gumel

By Maduabuchi Nmeribeh/Kano

Kano state government has imposed 24-hour curfew to ensure peace and order in the state, following the outcome of the state governorship election tribunal ruling that favoured the candidate of the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC), Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna.

The curfew order was contained in a letter with Reference No: K/SEC/H/435/T.1/153, dated 20th September, 2023, communicated to Kano state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Usaini Gumel, and other security chiefs in the state.

According to the state government directive, the curfew takes effect from 6 p. m of Wednesday, September 20 to 6 p. m of Thursday, September, 21, 2023.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Gumel said violators of the 24-hour curfew will be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.

A Statement to that effect, personally signed by CP Gumel and made available to journalists reads: “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 have 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.”