By Abubakar Adamu
The Kano State government has announced the lifting of the 24-hour restrictions of movement imposed on the state.
The curfew, which was enforced in response to a judgment by the Kano State Election Petition Tribunal, sparked mixed reactions among the residents.
In a statement issued by the Kano State Commissioner of Police, CP Hussaini Muhammad Gumel, residents were urged to take note that security forces had been deployed throughout the state, including entry and exit points, to ensure strict compliance with the curfew order.
He said the order, communicated by the State Government via a letter dated 20th September 2023 with Reference No: K/SEC/H/435/T.1/153, was effective from 6pm on Wednesday, 20th September to 6pm on Thursday, 21st September 2023.
He pointed out that violators of the curfew were warned of arrest and facing legal consequences. The curfew was initially enforced to prevent potential lawlessness and disorder in the state.
However, in a statement on Thursday, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the Kano Command Spokesperson, announced the lifting of the curfew.