Policemen seal Kwankwaso’s house in Kano

    Policemen seal Kwankwaso’s house in KanoBarely a week after the Kano State Police Command banned a mass wedding organised by a group loyal to former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, armed policemen yesterday sealed his residence.

    The house on Lugard Road in Kano metropolis also serves as headquarters of the group loyal to the former governor popularly known as Kwankwasiyya.

    The Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Yusuf, confirmed the development.

    According to Daily Sun report, Mr. Rabiu, spoke through the police spokesman, Magaji Majiya, said the action followed an intelligence report that there was a plan to conduct a mass wedding in the house.

    “We have directed our men to seal the residence because of an intelligence report that there is a plan to conduct mass wedding in the house,” the commissioner said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that armed policemen were deployed to the area and were keeping vigil on the house, turning back motorists plying the road.

    The state police command had, on August 18, banned a mass wedding organised by a group loyal to the former governor.

    The police spokesman said in a statement that the event was stopped because it coincided with the state government’s planned empowerment programme slated for Aug. 20.

    “The police has banned the two ceremonies indefinitely as security Intelligence available at our disposal revealed that some disgruntled elements are preparing to use the occasions to cause havoc in the state,” Majiya said.

    He warned that the police and other security agencies would not fold their arms to allow some people to breach the peace in the state.

    “Our primary responsibility is to ensure peace, tranquility, protection of lives and property as well as maintenance of law and order,” the police spokesman said.

    He said the Commissioner of Police would invite the organisers of the two events for a meeting with a view to resolving the issues.

    This is contained in a statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Magaji Majiya, and issued on Thursday in Kano.

    According to the statement, the measure became necessary because the wedding coincided with the state government’s planned empowerment programme slated for Aug. 20.

    “The police has banned the two ceremonies indefinitely as security Intelligence available at our disposal revealed that some disgruntled elements are preparing to use the occasions to cause havoc in the state.

    It warned that the police and other security agencies would not fold their arms to allow some people to breach the peace in the state.

    “Our prime responsibility is to ensure peace, tranquillity, protection of lives and property as well as maintenance of law and order,’’ the statement said.

    The statement said that the Commissioner of Police would invite the organisers of the two events for a meeting with a view to resolving the issues.

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