…Says Violators Will Be Arrested, Brought To Justice
…As CP Calls On Road Users To Obey Traffic Rules, Regulations
The Kano State Police Command has frowned on the use of sirens by unauthorised people, saying that those categories that are authorised often use them intermittently without any cause.
A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP ABDULLAHI HARUNA KIYAWA, that banned the use of sirens and covered number plates, added that “vehicles siren are meant for designated people in society, medicals and other emergencies, and users are with specific guidelines and there are regulated hours when the siren cannot be blown.”
“Specifically, sirens are blown between 6am and terminate at 6pm daily,” the statement said.
The police command also warned members of the public to be aware that “sirens constitute hazards/noise which is clearly environmental pollution, affects the sick and portends harassment to fellow citizens.”
“Therefore the Commissioner of Police warns members of the public to note that circulars have been issued to all Police Formations, Divisions and Patrol Teams to engage in thorough checks with the view of bringing the violators to justice.
“Similarly, operators of motor vehicles with covered number plates and without registration numbers will also be arrested and prosecuted for such violations,” the police added.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police appreciated the people of the State for their understanding, support, encouragement and cooperation,” just as he said that “road users are advised to drive carefully, avoid reckless and dangerous driving, and observe traffic rules and regulations to checkmate and reduce cases of accidents.”
In case of emergencies, Kano State Police Command said they can be contacted through these phone numbers; 08032419754, 08123821575, 09029292926.