The Kano State Police Command, has advised APC Senator from Kano Central, Rabi’u Kwankwaso, to suspend his proposed visit to the state on January 30.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Rabiu Yusuf, gave the advice while briefing newsmen in Kano on Friday, January 26.
The advice, he said, was necessary in view of tensions generated by the planned visit among the people of the state.
According to Yusuf: “There is no doubt, the Senator as a 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 minds of the people of Kano State.”
He said there was apprehension among the general populace, including the probability that certain hostile elements could hijack the visit.
He indicated that the police command will ensure that peace prevailed in the state.
“Any action or inaction by any person or group of persons that may jeopardize the relative peace the state is currently enjoying must be averted,” he stated.
“It is the advice of the command that such a visit should be shelved by Sen Rabi’u Kwankwaso, until the tension generated by the planned visit is doused.”
He assured that the command would provide a level playing field for all politicians to carry out their political activities, without fear of molestation or intimidation.
February 18, 2019