5 suspects arrested over violence in Kano

Wednesday, January 17, 2024
 – The police command has arrested five suspects in Kano state for allegedly prompting violence and constituting nuisance while celebrating the Supreme Court judgement on the state governorship election.

The state Commissioner of Police, Malam Hussaini Gumel, said some supporters of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) had clashed with those of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gaya Local Government Area (LGA) while celebrating the apex court victory of their party.

Gumel who cautioned political actors in the state against violence or acts that could prompt violence, said the suspects would be charged in court after the investigation.

He said;

‘We have since arrested five suspects and we also have two victims on admission at General Hospital Gaya. At this moment security has been beefed up in strategic locations to maintain peace.

“I hereby call on leaders of all political parties to prevail on their supporters to shun unguarded utterances that may trigger violence.”

“We are therefore advising them to celebrate moderately without infringing on the fundamental rights of other members of the public.”

“Anyone or groups that try to disrupt the peace and cause breakdown of law and order will face the full wrath of the law.”

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