Tribunal judgement: Gov Yusuf lifts 24-hour curfew in Kano


The Kano State Government has lifted the 24-hour curfew imposed to forestall a breakdown of law and order in the state.

On Wednesday, the Kano police command  declared a 24-hour curfew in the state following the tribunal judgement sacking Abba Yusuf as the governor.

In a judgement delivered earlier via Zoom, the courtordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Yusuf.

The tribunal also affirmed Yusuf Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the duly elected governor of the state.

Shortly after the verdict, there were fears about a possible protest across Kano by supporters of the governor.

As a result, Muhammad Gumel, the commissioner of police in Kano, said  security operatives were dispatched across the city to enforce the curfew.

However, speaking with reporters on Thursday, Halilu Dantiye, the Kano commissioner for information, said the curfew was lifted to allow residents to go about their normal activities.

Dantiye also urged residents of the state to maintain peace and order.