Nigerian police ban unauthorised use of sirens, unregistered vehicles
The Kano State Police Command has officially banned the use of Siren by unauthorized persons in the state.
The spokesman of the state police command, SP Abdullahi Haruna, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, said the command made the decision after discovering that those authorised to use the sirens often use them intermittently without any cause.
SP Haruna explained that vehicles siren are meant for designated people in the society, comprising, medical personnel and other government officials on emergency duties.
“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.”
“Also, the Police Command reminded members of the public to be aware that sirens constitute hazards/noise, which is clearly regarded as environmental pollution, which affects the sick and portends harassment to fellow citizens.
“Therefore, the Commissioner of Police CP Gumel reminded members of the public to note that circulars have been issued to all Police formations, Divisions and Patrol Teams to engage in thorough checks, toward bringing 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 statement read.
The command further expressed appreciation to the good people of the State for their understanding, support, encouragement and cooperation, while road users are advised to drive carefully, as well as 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.