Kano State Gubernatorial Election: Kano State Police raises alarm


The Kano State Police Command has raised an alarm that it had received reports that some politicians have the intentions of interrupting the Saturday gubernatorial elections by importing thugs into the state.

This alarm and accusation by top political parties in the state have increased fear of election violence in the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Mamman Dauda, in a statement on Monday through his spokesperson, SP Haruna Kiyawa, noted that “disgruntled politicians” have concluded their hidden agenda to cause havoc during the Saturday elections.

He reprimanded “all thugs, mischief makers and miscreants to stay clear of the state as the command will not relent in its effort at dealing decisively with troublemakers.”

He also disclosed that the police command, in cooperation with other security forces in the state, would arrest and charge to court, all suspects of election violence.

Speaking in regards of the coalition, the gubernatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress ADC, Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil, said they also have information that there were “moves to provide security agencies’ uniforms to political thugs during the March 11 governorship election.’’

He appealed to “relevant stakeholders, especially security agencies, state/national peace committees, human rights organisations, international and domestic observers and media to do the needful in addressing the unfortunate situation for peace and stability to prevail.’’

“We are also appealing to INEC to mobilise election materials to polling units on time for the process to kick start appropriately. As there are allegations of plans to delay the process especially in Kano central” he said

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