The Kano state command of the Nigerian police force has declared a 24-hour curfew in the State after the Election Petition Tribunal sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf.
The tribunal announced Nasiru Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the March governorship election.
Announcing the curfew in a tweet on Wednesday night, the state command detailed that armed forces have been dispatched to various parts of the state to forestall any form of violence that might erupt following the verdict given by the state’s election tribunal.
“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 6 pm of Wednesday, 20th September to 6 pm of Thursday, 21st September 2023. Violators will be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law,” the directive partly read.
The command further warned residents of the state 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.”
Recall that News About Nigeria had earlier reported that the Kano State Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday sacked the state governor of Kano State.
Yusuf, who contested on the platform of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), was declared the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after the poll in March.
But on Wednesday, the three-man panel, after hearing the petitions, ordered the withdrawal of the certificate of return which INEC presented to Yusuf and directed a certificate of return to be issued to Gawuna.