Supreme Court Judgement: Police issue fresh warning as tension builds in Kano


Ahead of the Supreme Court judgement on the Kano State governorship election, the Nigeria Police Force, Kano Command, has again vowed to take strong measures against any planned protests and anything that would truncate the peace being enjoyed in the state.

The Police Commissioner, Muhammad Usaini Gumel was speaking as the two major political parties, the New Nigerian People’s Party, NNPP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, resigned a peace accord.

The Commissioner hinted that the State Joint Security Committee was in place to make sure that anybody under any guise that went against the signed peace accord would surely have himself to blame.

The police chief expressed anger that despite the peace agreement, some faceless groups were hellbent on creating chaos and uncertainty in the ancient city.

“We will not allow anybody, no matter his place in the society, to cause disharmony and violence among Kano citizens who are peace loving people,” he said.


Speaking, the Chairman of the NNPP, Hashimu Dungurawa and the State Deputy Chairman of APC, Shehu Maigari, disagreed on who was responsible for what happened after the first and second signing of peace accords in the State.

Hashimu Dungurawa, the NNPP State Chairman, accusing the APC members as those inciting violence, said his party and indeed the State Governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf have been working in tandem with the security to ensure peace.

However, the APC Deputy Chairman, Shehu Maigari, said everyone was aware of who to blame for the loss of lives and the violent protests in the state, adding that his party had nothing to worry about.

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