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Police arrest 54 suspects over plan to disrupt “Hawan Daushe“ in Kano

The Police Command in Kano State said it had arrested 54 suspects who are planning to disrupt the Hauwan Daushe in different parts of the state.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr  Usaini Gumel, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria NAN in Kano on Thursday.

“We have arrested 54 suspects with various assorted dangerous weapons who are planning to disrupt the ongoing Sallah festivities in different parts of the state.

“Exhibits of various descriptions including cannabis, motorcycles and some deadly weapons among others were recovered from them.

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“We are in possession of intelligence information that some youth are clustering under the guise of being admirers of some top political office holders of the state.

“They have planned to storm the venue of the Durbar organised by the Kano Emirate in various political regalia.

”The action is highly likely to attract counter reactions and ultimately leading to a breakdown of law and order.

”Sallah Durbar is not a political activity, and any form of display of political parties’ symbols, wearing of T-Shirts, Faze-Caps, erecting billboards and posters display are instruments of misinterpretation and ultimate breakdown of law and order will not be tolerated.

”Politicians are advised to prevail on their supporters to see Sallah as a celebration of unity and tradition,“he said.

He said that the suspects  who came to take advantage on the first day of Sallah have been taken-off the streets of the five  Emirates in Kano State.

“There is no space for criminals therefore the police is warning those who have ears to listen as more raids on identified criminal hide out have been intensified,“ he said.

The commissioner said that a combined security agencies have adopted proactive security measures to deal decisively with any person or group of persons found fomenting trouble during and after the Hawan Daushe in the state.

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Gumel said that the Area commanders and divisional Police officers have been directed to contain any security threat to residents in their areas.

He said that the command is managing the sallah activities with sustained surveillance and patrols to keep the entire state peaceful.

Gumel has assured the people of the command’s readiness to maintain law and order during and after the festival.

He said that the command had strengthened its security with increased surveillance around locations where the elements would gather, especially Kofar Nassarawa, Kofar Mata, Kofar Wambai, Kofar Kwaru, and Kofar Kudu.

“The sponsors of this plan are being closely monitored and they are advised to desist forthwith as security agencies are following up and trailing them,“he said.

He said that the police would continue to collaborate with other security agencies, and critical stakeholders to ensure hitch-free festivities in the state. (NAN)


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