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BREAKING: Kano Govt Imposes Dawn To Dusk Curfew After NNPP Candidate Wins Guber Race

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In order to prevent possible breakdown of law and order as a result of wild jubilation by members of the opposition Nigeria Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) over the victory of their candidate in the just-concluded governorship election in Kano State, the State government has imposed a dawn to dusk curfew.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC declared the NNPP governorship candidate, Abba Kabir Yusuf winner of the last Saturday election in Kano State.

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Yusuf defeated his close rival, the All Progressive Congress, APC candidate, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna with a margin of over 100,000 votes.

The INEC Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Ahmad Doko Ibrahim declared the results at the Kano Collation Centre, INEC headquarters in Kano.

According to media reports, thousands of Kano residents took to the streets on Monday morning to jubilate over the victory of the NNPP candidate, Abba Kabir Yusuf, popularly known as Abba Gida Gida.

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Following tensions generated during the collation of election results of the governorship and State Assembly elections in the last 17 hours, the State government insisted on imposing the dawn to dusk curfew to control the wild jubilation.

Consequently, the State’s Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs, Muhammad Garba, made the announcement in a statement issued Monday morning.

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.

Meanwhile as at the time of filing this report, security operatives have taken over most of the streets and were seen chasing those who defied the order back to their respective homes pending the duration of the curfew.

Comrade James Ezema is a veteran journalist and media consultant. He is a political strategist. He can be reached on +2348035823617 via call or WhatsApp.

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