Kano State Police command has pledged to carryout the 24 hrs curfew placed by the state government to forestall violation of the law as a result of the aftermath of the governorship election tribunal judgement on Wednesday which nullified the election of the incumbent governor Abba Kabir Yusuf.
However, the state government had announced 24hrs curfew to prevent angry youths from taking law into their hands, after the tribunal has sack the sitting governor in it judgement earlier on Wednesday.
However, Kano State Commissioner of police Mohammed Usaini Gumel in a press statement advices all residents to obey the curfew, adding that the police and other security agencies will carry out their mandate alongside the relevant Internal Security and Law Enforcement Agencies to preserve law and order in the State,
He said, “in n 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,” he said.