The Kano command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has announced that a total of 28 suspected political thugs were arrested in the state on the day the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held its presidential rally in the state.
The announcement was made by the commissioner of police in state, Mohammed Wakil, who assumed office on Monday, February 11, according to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
While briefing journalists in Kano, Wakil said: “On my assumption of duty, an ugly incident happened on Sunday, February 10, during PDP presidential rally.
“Some people put the law in their hands; property lost and some destroyed and there was total mayhem which cannot be tolerated.”
The commissioner said that investigation was ongoing to ensure that whoever was responsible for the mayhem would face the law, adding that “no one is above the law.
“Nobody should use the children of the poor for political thuggery while their children are not among those carrying weapons.
“Enough is enough; a new sheriff is in town. I assure the good citizens of Kano state that the Nigeria Police Force and its management do not belong to any party, we are neutral.”
Wakil further called on religious leaders, stakeholders, parents, brothers and sisters in the state to join hands in the war against drug abuse.
He said: “Drugs are flourishing and booming in Kano; they sell drugs the way they sell groundnut elsewhere.
“We are going after these drug dealers because they are destroying our society, children, humanity; we should not allow that to flourish.”
The commissioner promised that the command would ensure that the state is rid of drug menace, adding that drugs destroyed the family and turn children into morons.
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He urged journalists, religious and community leaders to join hands with the police in the fight against drug abuse and other criminal activities just as he pleaded with the people to do by offering information and prayers to the police in order to make Kano great again and free it of drugs
“We will do our job with fairness, justice and fear of God; our mission, vision is to fight against drugs and insecurity,” he assured.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Kayode Egbetokun, the newly posted commissioner of police to Kwara state, who spoke on the issue of protests over his deployment to Kwara state, declared that he is not guilty of the allegation levelled against him.
Egbetokun who made this known while reacting to a series of allegations over his posting said he was to discharge his duty with vigour, honesty and integrity.
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