May 29: We will defend our democracy at all costs – Police
The Nigeria Police has said it is determined to defend the country’s democracy at all costs.
Commissioner of Police, Kano State, Mohammed Usaini Gumel gave the reassurance in a statement issued to newsmen on police preparedness for the May 29, 2023 swearing-in ceremony of the state’s governor-elect.
He said the Police will not tolerate any attempt to create tension to derail the 29th May 2023 governorship inauguration or to cause confusion within the space of the inauguration.
The statement read, ” I’m sternly warning all political actors who have subversive agenda to rescind from such agenda.”
The Command also warned touts, describing them as collaborators and foot soldiers being exposed to political radicalization and extremism to henceforth, jettison their plans.
“Therefore any person regardless of his or her political affiliations that continuously engages in acts that are inimical to our nation’s democratic and security interests will be dealt with.
“The Nigeria Police, relevant security agencies are committed to defending our democracy, keep the order of internal security and ensure stability and optimally deploy our common unique assets towards guaranteeing the successful conduct of the inauguration ceremony.”
CP Gumel urged the general public to cooperate with security agencies for the successful handover.