Emirship tussle: Kano bans protests, orders defaulters’ arrest

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The Kano State Government has banned all public gatherings meant for protest inside the state.

This was contained in an announcement by the governor’s spokesperson, Sanusi Tofa, on Wednesday.

The assertion learn, “By advantage of his place, the governor has directed the police, the Department of State Services, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps to apprehend, detain, and prosecute any particular person or group partaking in demonstrations on the streets of Kano.

“This decisive motion is a preemptive technique geared toward averting any potential breakdown of regulation and order orchestrated by adversaries of the state.

“We are aware of credible intelligence indicating that sure outstanding figures from the opposition celebration in Kano have devised plans to sponsor pupil associations and political agitators from different northwestern states to incite chaos beneath the guise of advocating for the dethroned Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero.

“The state authorities has explicitly outlawed protests, demonstrations, or processions of any type, and people discovered on the streets of Kano partaking in such actions can be promptly apprehended.

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“Through this declaration, we caution student groups against being manipulated by troublemakers who are resolute in fomenting disorder in Kano.”

The authorities urged all residents of the state to go about their regular actions because the state retains its tranquillity

“The government will persist in vigilant oversight of the situation to promptly address any individuals or factions trying to undermine the relative peace that the state presently enjoys,” the assertion added.

Earlier, a Federal High Court in Kano ordered the eviction of Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II from the Kofar Kudu Palace, whereas a State High Court restrained the police and different safety companies from finishing up the eviction order.

The Federal Court, on Tuesday, ordered the police to make sure all rights and privileges as a result of fifteenth Emir of Kano, Aminu Bayero, be given to him, because the rightful Emir of Kano.

The presiding choose, Justice S. A. Amobeda, who gave the ex parte order, said that the order was made within the curiosity of justice and the upkeep of peace in Kano State.



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