Kano State police command has asked the immediate past governor , Sen Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to refrain from staging his planned political visit to the state to avert any unforeseen mayhem.
The state commissioner of Police, Rabiu Yusuf who made the advise during a press briefing said the proposed visit has garnered apprehension and palpable fears among Kano residents.
He alleged that intelligence reports have signified that ripples of suspected inciting of mischief are already in the offing as perceived political opponents are endearing each other with the planned intent to seize the visit to settle their political difference in a violent manner.
CP Rabiu said: “ Senator Kwankwaso as citizen of this country has the constitutional right of association, assembly and above all, movement.
However, credible information at the disposal of the command reveals that the proposed visit has generated palpable fears in the mind of the people of Kano State.
“There is apprehension amidst the general populace and the tendency to hijack the visit by some disgruntled politician and miscreant cannot be wished away as such for the interest of peace and tranquility in the state, we ask Senator Kwankwaso to shelve his visit to the state,” he said.
According to him, the command’s call for the shelving of the visit is to allow for the dousing of the tension raised by the proposed visit.
“There was the urgent need to nip the problem in the bud as it cannot be over emphasized, because the primary responsibility of the police is to protect lives and properties,”he said.
He said the command is in the custody of a letter written by Senator Kwankwaso dated 16th January, 2018 which was received on 25th January, 2018, notifying the police of his planned political visitation to the state.
CP Rabiu noted that the police in response to the letter cautioned the former governor against the planned visit. He explain that the warning response emanated from the analysis of security reports at thir disposal.
“The command will continue to be firm, fair and just in providing a level playing field for political gladiators to carry out their political activities without fear of molestation or intimidation.”
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