Following the judgment of the Governorship Election Tribunal today, September 20, sacking the governor under the umbrella of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Abba Yusuf, the State government has imposed a 24-hour curfew as a measure to Forestall uprising.
The Tribunal, which delivered its judgment via zoom, declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nasiru Gawuna as the winner of the 2023 governorship election.
In a statement today, the State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Usaini Gumel warned residents to strictly observe the curfew.
“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.
“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.”
The police commissioner warned that the violators will be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.”
He called on the peace-loving People of the State 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.”