Kano State Governor Orders Evacuation of Mentally Challenged Individuals Roaming Streets

Kano State Governor Orders Evacuation of Mentally Challenged Individuals Roaming Streets

By Mikail Ajibola

In a move to address concerns raised by numerous complaints, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has issued a directive for the evacuation of individuals living with mental health disorders who have been found wandering the streets of the Kano and surrounding areas.

The directive, confirmed by Fauziyya D. Sulaiman, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Vulnerable and Needy, aims to address the disturbing reports of these individuals, some of whom have been observed roaming the streets in a state of undress and, consequently, subjected to harassment, particularly the female population.

Sulaiman stated, “Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has received several complaints regarding individuals living with mental health disorders who are wandering the streets of the metropolis and its environs. Some of them are observed in a state of undress, and unfortunately, incidents of harassment, especially against females, have been reported.”

Taking swift action, Governor Yusuf has ordered the immediate evacuation of these individuals from the streets to psychiatric hospitals. This strategic move is aimed at providing them with the necessary medical attention and ensuring their well-being.

This initiative underscores the commitment of the Kano State government to address public concerns and uphold the dignity and safety of all residents. The evacuation to psychiatric hospitals aligns with the government’s dedication to ensuring that those with mental health disorders receive proper medical treatment and care.

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