The Kano State Police Command has successfully thwarted plans by certain groups to instigate violence following the Appeal Court ruling that ousted Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf. Police Commissioner Usaini Gumel revealed this information on Monday, confirming the arrest of seven suspects who will soon face legal charges.
Gumel stated that these unidentified groups, claiming to be traders, have been gathering in various parts of the state, including local government areas. He assured the public that the command is effectively managing the situation.
According to Gumel, “Intelligence reports indicate that these self-proclaimed traders are exploiting religion to carry out their activities. Concerned citizens from Bebeji, Wudil, and other areas alerted us, reporting individuals disguising their activities as Quranic readings for prayers. Our officers have promptly intervened and dispersed them.”
Expressing concern, Gumel noted that these groups aim to incite negative sentiments against the police, spreading false rumors about alleged harassment of women during dispersal. He emphasized the need for vigilance against misinformation through both social and traditional media.
The police commissioner urged the public to remain vigilant and assured that the police are committed to maintaining peace and order in Kano State.