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Police Make U-Turn On Kano Emirate Tussle, To Enforce New Chieftaincy Law

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The Police Command in Kano has alerted the public to possible plans by some groups to incite violence in the state over the lingering Emirship tussle

Its Commissioner, Usaini Gumel, while briefing newsmen on Sunday in Kano, said that credible intelligence suggests that some individuals plan to stage protests which could potentially lead to violence.

He identified areas of concern to include Iyaka Road, Kofar Naisa, Kofar Nasarawa, Brigade, Airport Road, Janbulo and Sani Mainenge areas in the metropolis.

In an apparent u-turn from its earlier stance on the emirship tussle, the Kano police boss said:

“The issue of chieftaincy affairs has been perfected by the executive arm of government. We are standing by the law and we are strictly going to enforce the existing law.”

“The Police, in collaboration with other security agencies, have taken proactive measures to prevent the escalation of tensions and maintain law and order.

 “Any attempt to hold processions or gatherings that may trigger violence will be met with swift action, and those responsible will face the full force of the law.

“Residents are advised to remain calm, avoid unlawful gatherings or processions, and report any suspicious activities or individuals to security agents for prompt response.

“Joint security teams have been deployed to strategic locations across the state to ensure peace and order.

“The Police have also embarked on aggressive patrols in and outside the metropolis to deal with any form of security threat.

“The joint security committee has adopted a comprehensive strategy to confront any form of threat in and outside the dissolved five Emirates.

“The security measures will prevent violence and maintain the safety and security of all residents in Kano State,” he said.

The police boss debunked rumours claiming that protesters were already in Kano streets over the emirship tussle, saying that the falsehood was being circulated by miscreants with bad intentions.(NAN)

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