Kano slams city with 14-hour curfew

  1. “Following the sad incidents in the city today where some hoodlums hijacked a peaceful protest by labour unions, the state government hereby imposes a 14-hour curfew,” Kano state information commissioner Faruk Jubril told journalists, announcing the curfew. “Starting from tonight, people are hereby ordered to remain indoors between 6:00 pm and 8:00 am until further notice. This is to ensure maintenance of law and order.”

  2. A 6pm-8am curfew has been imposed in kano state! #occupyNigeria @ogundamisi @elrufai
    Mon, Jan 09 2012 11:22:53
  3. @dawisu How is the curfew going to affect the #OccupyNigeria protests in Kano?
    Mon, Jan 09 2012 13:36:20
  4. People see the curfew as a violation of Kano resident’s right to assembly.
  5. @omojuwa. How could kano state Govt imposes 6pm to 8am curfew? Distrupting our peaceful protest. This is violetion of human right!
    Mon, Jan 09 2012 13:29:36
  6. The curfew was inspired by a deadly clash between police and protesters in Kano metropolis which left two dead and several others severely injured.
  7. BREAKING: #Nigeria’s authorities imposes curfew in the northern city of Kano amid General Strike, that left 2 dead – Police
    Mon, Jan 09 2012 13:17:58
  8. Bashir Isa Zango was one of the three peaceful and unarmed protesters KILLED by the police in Kano today. May his soul rest in peace.
    Mon, Jan 09 2012 13:47:15
  9. One of the victims.
  10. @PrinceofSydney @reuters gruesome pic of protester killed by police in kano state http://t.co/9GnIbhHF
    Mon, Jan 09 2012 06:08:15
  11. One of those injured.
  12. @SaharaReporters .. One of the protester who shot by the police in Kano on the Hospital Bed http://t.co/fAtevFfU
    Mon, Jan 09 2012 06:08:15
  13. Some tweets try to explain the cause of the shooting
  14. #Kano : Protesters clash with Police in front of Government house as they try to gain access to speak with the Governo
    Mon, Jan 09 2012 05:42:19
  15. Kano protesters burn down police vehicle for attacking peaceful #occupynigeria protesters
    Mon, Jan 09 2012 05:59:32
  16. Some tweets believe that three people were killed by police.
  17. In Kano, PDP thugs worked alongside the police to unleash violence on the peaceful protesters, leading to the killing of 3 young men.
    Mon, Jan 09 2012 13:53:02
  18. 3 confirmed dead in kano protest @ocupynigeria by NMA Kano chapter Dr Daiyyabu. R.I.P.
    Mon, Jan 09 2012 13:39:26
  19. The Kano state police commissioner, in defense of his men, explained they were forced to respond to the violence. He said only one person was killed, seven injured by the shooting. He also confirmed 23 protesters were arrested.

    “The protest organised by the labour unions was going on peacefully and the protesters had the permission of police to march from the labour secretariat to the race course for their rally,” Police Commissioner Ibrahim Idris explained. “Suddenly from nowhere a group of criminals besieged the government house and tried to force themselves in. They overpowered the policemen on duty, who had to seek reinforcements from soldiers to disperse the rampaging crowd.”

  20. Kano State is now calm and quite, after the biggest protest d state has ever witnessed! Wit 2 reported dead, scores injured! #occupyNigeria
    Mon, Jan 09 2012 11:51:18
  21. Although Kano resident have been holding protests against the policy, sometimes into the nights, the Monday protests were held as part of a nationwide strike over the policy.

  22. Monday, Day 8 of protests, was bloody as 13 protesters were allegedly killed by the police. Three in Lagos, two in Kano and six in Maiduguri.
  23. Abdulwaheed Umar, NLC president, has announced that police has killed 3 protesters in Lagos and 6 in Maiduguri #OccupyNigeria
    Mon, Jan 09 2012 06:28:29
  24. Photo just in! Ogba Lagos Nigeria! Protesters ‘rescue’ remains of Nigerian killed by police #occupynigeria http://lockerz.com/s/173010994 via @Lockerz
    Mon, Jan 09 2012 07:11:44
  25. The killings have been condemned by Human Rights organizations.
  26. The National Human Rights Commission has expressed shock over murder of protesters in Lagos, Kano & Maiduguri, to investigate all killings.
    Mon, Jan 09 2012 14:00:40
  27. Breaking News: “Nigerian Government deadly clampdown on peaceful protesters is unacceptable” Viraj Mendis IMRV (Germen Human Rights Group)
    Mon, Jan 09 2012 07:25:12


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