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May 29, 2024

Emirship tussle: Police deploy armed personnel to flashpoints in Kano

Emirship tussle: Police deploy armed personnel to flashpoints in Kano

The Kano State Police Command says it has heightened its security presence to identify flashpoints in and around the metropolis to tackle any potential security threats in the state.

The state commissioner of police, Usaini Gumel, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Kano.

Gumel said, “equipped and armed personnel have been deployed to handle any unforeseen circumstances around the identified areas.

”The state government’s order banning all protests would be strictly enforced with vigour, adding that anyone found participating would be arrested and prosecuted.”

According to him, residents are advised to go about their lawful activities without fear, as the police and state security agencies have taken comprehensive measures to ensure the safety and security of the state.

He added that the security measures in place would deal decisively with any form of security threat in the state.

”We are equal to the tasks any person or group of people found fomenting trouble will be decisively dealt with accordingly.

”The police will not tolerate any form of violence or criminality, and anyone found with weapons will be arrested and charged with armed robbery,”  he said.

The commissioner of police appealed to residents to cooperate with security agencies by reporting any suspicious individuals or activities, noting that this would ensure the sustenance of peace in the state.

”With a comprehensive security network in place, the police and state security agencies are committed to maintaining the peaceful atmosphere that Kano is known for,” he added. (NAN)