The police have declared a 24-hour curfew across Kano State.
This is coming hours after a judgment of the Kano State election petitions tribunal sacking the state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf.
This was revealed by the Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Usaini Gumel, in a statement he personally signed on Wednesday.
He said a combined team of security operatives have been dispatched across the city to enforce 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.
“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.”