The Kano State Police Command has banned the unauthorized use of sirens across the state.
The ban also affects authorized persons who use the siren between 6 pm and 6 am daily.
The command also banned the use of unregistered vehicles and those with covered plate numbers.
The state's Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel, appreciated the support of the people of Kano while urging road users to drive carefully.
SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the spokesperson of the command, made this known in a statement on Thursday.
"The Kano State Police Command has observed the use of sirens by unauthorised people and even those categories that are authorised often use them intermittently without any cause.
"2. For the avoidance of doubt, 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 6 am and terminate at 6 pm daily.
"3. 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.
"4. 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.
"5. Finally, the Commissioner of Police appreciates the good people of the State for their understanding, support, encouragement and cooperation.
"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 can be contacted through these phone numbers; 08032419754, 08123821575, 09029292929," Kiyawa stated.
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