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May 27, 2024

Emirate tussle: Police uncover plot to set Kano Assembly ablaze

Kano state Assembly Speaker, Majority leader resign

By Bashir Bello

KANO — Amid controversies that trailed the Kano Emirate tussle, security agencies in Kano State on Sunday night said it has uncovered plots to unleash terror and set the state ablaze.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Usaini Gumel who was flanked by other heads of security agencies, DSS, NSCDC among others disclosed this while briefing newsmen said it uncovered plots to launch an attack on the Kano State House of Assembly and other prominent locations in the state.

CP Gumel further said it will embark on a house-to-house search to fish out the miscreants plotting to cause unrest and destabilise the peace in the state.

According to him, “We have uncovered credible intelligence about some group of people who are considered as enemies of the state and miscreants who are trying to unleash terror in the state by embarking on targeted attacks at locations, particularly the House of Assembly and some prominent locations within the state capital. This intelligence has been verified by so many sources.

“We have perfected plans to embark on serious patrols as well as detections particularly areas where we were informed that the miscreants are hiding. No hiding place for them.

“Whoever, under whatever guise is found to be planning to disrupt the peace being enjoyed in the State or feel that he/she can jeopardize the existing security settings in the State will be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.

“We are going to embark on a house-to-house search for anybody who they are above the law,” CP Gumel however stated.

Meanwhile, a reliable source revealed that the miscreants were mobilized and paid to destabilize and cause tension in the state.

The source also identified some of the targeted areas, the residence of the Majority leader of the assembly, Lawan Hussaini (a member who sponsored the repealed law) and a member representing Gwale among others.