BREAKING: Kano governor Ganduje declares dawn to dusk curfew as residents await election result

The Kano state government under governor Umaru Abdullahi Ganduje has imposed a dawn-to-dusk curfew, which it said was in view to avoid a breakdown of law and order following tensions generated from the collation of results of the governorship and state Assembly elections.

This directive was contained in a statement issued by the state commissioner for information and internal affairs, Malam Muhammad Garba, on Monday morning, March 20, 2023.

He said the decision was to prevent hoodlums from to causing chaos in the already tensed situation.

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The commissioner called on people in the state to remain indoors as security agents would not spare anyone or group bent on causing trouble.

It has been reported that while results from all the 44 LGAs have been read out by the collation officers with NNPP leading with over 120,000 votes, the final declaration has been delayed since 3am due to issues on the cancelled votes.


The Returning Officer was however about to start declaration of the results by 6:48am when the APC agent at the collation centre began making observations.

In a related development, Yola, the Adamawa state capital is in turmoil as political thugs and miss grants unleash terror, attacks, and all sorts of criminal tendencies on the citizens following the inability of INEC to declare the governorship election results.

Trouble began at the Collation Center in INEC headquarters a moment after the Returning Officer of the poll, Professor Mohammed Mele announced the shifting of the declaration of the results to Monday morning at about 1 am.

When news of the postponement filtered into the capital city, thugs in their hundreds took over strategic locations to attack innocent citizens and passersby, motorists and other committees.

Hodlums capitalized on the frenzy situation to rob and attack people, even in their home.

Politicians, journalists, Inec staff and others at the Collation centre are been held hostage at the INEC headquarters as nobody dares to drive out of the premises.

Only the Service Commanders were able to smuggle themselves to their houses, while others who were at INEC on election duties are been held, as hostages.

The hoodlums burn disused three, petrol bombs, even as they are armed to the teeth with guns and other dangerous weapons.

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