The Kano state police command has announced the suspension of the annual traditional performance, known as Tashe in the state metropolis.
Tashe is a traditional performance usually carried out from the 10th day of the month of Ramadan to the end. During the period, people including men and women engage in different performances within the city and in return get some token from people watching them.
How the police, through its spokesman, SP. Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa announced that the performance has been suspended across the state from 7th April till the end of the fasting period.
According to him, the reason for the suspension is because “criminals disguise under the pretense of the Tashe performance/celebrations to carry out criminal activities, such as huggery, handsets robbery, mischief and drug abuse.
He said whoever is caught violating this will be arrested and prosecuted.
Similarly, the command reiterates the ban on illegal Horse Riding (Kilisa) and the use of Fireworks (Knock-out or bangers). Violators will be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.
“Members of the public are urged to use this session to pray for the State and the Nation, and continue to be vigilant and report any suspicious person (s) or item (s) or movement to the nearest Police Station.”