Sack of Gov Yusuf: Police Places 24hr Curfew on Kano State

The Kano State Government has declared a statewide 24-hour curfew to forestall any breakdown of law and order in the state.

The curfew follows the riotous jubilations over the judgement of the Kano State governorship election petitions tribunal that sacked the state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf earlier in the day.

The Commissioner of Police, Kano State, Muhammad Usaini Gumel announced the commencement of the curfew in a statemen.

The statement which the police boss personally signed reads in part:

“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.

“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.”

“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,”

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