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Court ruling: Kano government imposes 24-hour curfew

An all-state 24-hour curfew has been imposed by the government of Kano.

This comes after the electoral petitions tribunal’s decision to remove Abba Kabir Yusuf as the state governor.

This was stated in a statement by Muhammad Usaini Gumel, the commissioner of police.

The curfew would be enforced by a joint team of security personnel, according to the commissioner, who personally signed the announcement on Wednesday night.

Residents of Kano State are urged to take note that combined security forces have already been dispatched to the state’s entry and exit points in order to ensure the strict enforcement of the 24-hour curfew order as announced by the state government in a letter with Reference No. K/SEC/H/435/T.1/153 dated September 20, 2023, which will be in effect from 6 p.m. on September 20 to 6 p.m. on September 21, 2023.

“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,” reads a statement from the command. “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.”

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