May 29, 2024

Kano Emirates tussle: Yusuf reads riot act, orders arrest of purported student protesters

Kano Education

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State

*Prohibits public demonstration

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State, on Wednesday, imposed stringent restriction on all public gatherings intended for protest within the state.

The governor, in a statement by his Spokesperson, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, stated that by virtue of his position, he has directed the Police, the Directorate of State Security Services, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps to apprehend, detain, and prosecute any individual or group partaking in demonstrations on the streets of Kano.

This decisive action is a preemptive strategy aimed at averting any potential breakdown of law and order orchestrated by adversaries of the state.

The statement reads: “We are privy to credible intelligence indicating that certain prominent figures from the opposition party in Kano have devised plans to sponsor student associations and political agitators from other northwestern states to incite chaos under the guise of advocating for the dethroned Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero.

“The state government has explicitly outlawed protests, demonstrations, or processions of any kind, and individuals found on the streets of Kano engaging in such activities will be promptly apprehended.

“Through this declaration, we caution student groups against being manipulated by troublemakers who are resolute in fomenting disorder in Kano.”

The governor urged all citizens of the state to carry on with their  normal activities as the state retains its tranquility, and the government will persist in vigilant oversight of the situation to promptly address any individuals or factions trying to undermine the relative peace that state presently enjoys.