45 persons arrested for flouting Kano lockdown


The Kano State Police Command said it had arrested 45 persons for violating the lockdown order in the state.



The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Habu Sani, disclosed this while giving an update on the enforcement of lockdown imposed on the state.



He said 15 of the suspects who posed as Muslim clerics, were apprehended for conducting Friday Jumat prayers in violation of the state lockdown order, pointing out that they had been convicted.



The commissioner, who is the Chairman, Security Committee on COVID-19, said 30 other persons arrested for the same offence had been convicted.



“We are going to deploy community policing for enforcement to make the people realise the implications of what they are doing,” he added.



Meanwhile, one of the three patients who tested positive for COVID-19 in Kano State and went into hiding, has been arrested.



The Director, Infection Control AKTH and Chairman, Risk Communication Committee on COVID-19, Prof. Isah Abubakar, confirmed the arrest on Wednesday.



He said the patient had been taken to one of the three isolation centres in Kano, while the remaining fleeing patients were still being trailed.
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