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Kano arrests 190 people for sanitation offences

26 April 2014, 15:53

Abuja - No fewer than 190 people were arrested in Kano on Saturday for violating the monthly environmental sanitation law.

The state’s Commissioner for Environment, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas, made the disclosure shortly after monitoring the exercise in the Kano metropolis.

The commissioner said the defaulters were arrested in different parts of the metropolis.

Abbas explained that the defaulters were instantly tried and prosecuted by 10 mobile courts that operated during the exercise, adding that N310, 880 was collected from them as fines.

The commissioner advised parents not to allow their children to roam about or play football on the streets during the exercise.

He warned that government would not fold its arms and allow people to sabotage the exercise in view of the importance it attached to environmental cleanliness.

According to him, security personnel will continue to arrest any person or group violating the law.

Abbas, however, enjoined residents of the city to give the State Government the necessary support and cooperation to make Kano city the cleanest in the country.

The commissioner also reminded the residents of the need to evacuate their drainage to avoid flooding during the rainy season.


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