- There were claims that curfew was imposed in Kano state as residents await the results of the governorship poll
- However, the police command in the state has denied the claim, saying that it did not give and such directive
- It further said that the rumour was spread to create fear in the minds of both indigenes and residents
The police command in Kano state has dismissed the rumour being peddled that curfew had been imposed on Kano metropolis, as residents await the final results of the governorship election.
The command’s public relations officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna debunked the rumour in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Sunday, March 24.
According to him, the rumour which is being spread through the social media was not only untrue and unfounded but, was aimed at misinforming the public and create fear and apprehension among the residents.
“If curfew is imposed on Kano, people will be informed through the proper channels not through the social media,“ he said.
He, therefore, advised members of the public to ignore the rumour as it was meant to create confusion in the state and beyond.
NAN reports that most of the residents went about with their lawful businesses. Even though some business places had opened for business but Sabon Gari and the popular Singer and Kantin Kwari markets have remained closed.
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Private vehicle owners and commercial buses as well as commercial tricycle operators were also operating in the city.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Michael Anthony Ogbizi, the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) had said the supplementary election in Kano state was peaceful despite minor violence recorded in some areas.
Ogbizi, who was deployed to Kano for the purpose of the rerun election accused some persons of trying to cause chaos in the state by spreading false reports.
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