Armed policemen take over Kano venue of PDP members’ meeting

Armed policemen take over Kano venue of PDP members’ meeting

- Men of the Nigeria Police Force reportedly block some PDP members from meeting in Kano state

- The meeting was said to have been organised by aggrieved members of the PDP who wanted to discuss issues affecting the party

- One of such issues included the governorship election in the state

Armed police officers on Sunday, September 30, reportedly took over the entire complex of Marhaba Cinema at Farm Centre area in Kano metropolis over alleged plan by some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to hold a meeting.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the armed police officers, who arrived at the venue of the event as early as 8am prevented people from going into the hall.

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NAN quoted a reliable source as saying that the aborted meeting was allegedly convened by some aggrieved PDP members to discuss issues affecting the party ahead of the forthcoming primary elections of the party.

“The police got wind of the planned meeting, hence the decision to deploy security agents to the venue,” the source reportedly said.

It was gathered the decision to stop the illegal meeting might not be unconnected to the governorship primary taking place in the state and other states across the country.

As at the time of filling this report, police officers were still at the premises while a police patrol van was used to block the main entrace of the cinema.

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The report said efforts to contact the police public relations officer of the police command, Magaji Majiya and the commissioner, Rabi’u Yusuf, failed as both did not respond to phone calls made to them.

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