THE Kano State Government has lifted the state’s 24-hour curfew following the decision of the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal.
The tribunal sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) on Wednesday, finding Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna of the All Progressive Congress (APC) the lawful winner of the March 18 governorship election.
While a curfew was previously announced to avoid confrontation in the aftermath of the verdict, Kano State Commissioner for Information, Baba Dantiye, stated that the curfew has been lifted due to improved security conditions in the North-West state.
“In light of the improved security situation and the need to ease the hardships faced by our citizens, the government has decided to lift the curfew,” he said yesterday.
The curfew, which had been in effect to prevent potential clashes between supporters of different political parties, had led to heightened security measures across the Kano metropolis.
Security operatives maintained a strong presence, ensuring that the streets remained deserted and that all major routes were monitored.
During the period, shops, markets, and other businesses remained closed, causing varying opinions among residents.
Some expressed their displeasure, citing the country’s already difficult economic conditions.
Others, however, considered the curfew as vital to safeguard people and property.