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Supreme Court ruling: tensions rise in Kano as police issue new warning



By Hannah Nathan, Warri

The Nigeria Police Force, Kano Command, has once again pledged to take decisive action against any planned protests and anything that may end the tranquillity the state is now enjoying, ahead of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Kano State governorship election.

Speaking at the time that the two main political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP), had resigned from a peace agreement was Police Commissioner Muhammad Usaini Gumel.

According to a reliable source, tensions are running high in Kano as citizens wait for the Supreme Court’s decision on the contentious Guber election.

The State Joint Security Committee was established, according to the Commissioner, to ensure that anyone acting in any capacity that went against the agreement made at peace, would undoubtedly be held accountable.

The head of police became enraged, saying that some anonymous organizations were determined to spread fear and mayhem throughout the historic city despite the peace accord.

“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, Hashimu Dungurawa, the chairman of the NNPP, and Shehu Maigari, the state deputy chairman of the APC, differed about who should take the blame for the events that transpired in the State following the first and second signing of peace agreements.

The NNPP State Chairman, Hashimu Dungurawa, said that his party and the State Governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, had been collaborating with the security forces to maintain peace, accusing the APC members of encouraging violence.

Shehu Maigari, the deputy chairman of the APC, countered that his party had nothing to fear, saying that everyone knew who was responsible for the deaths and the violent protests in the state.

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