Kano police bans rallies, demonstrations, processions

Kano police bans rallies, demonstrations, processions

- All form of rally, demonstration, procession or assembly in Kano have been banned by the state’s police command

- The order might not be unconnected with tension generated following the query issued to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II

- The police warned groups under whatever guise to adhere to the order until further notice or face the wrath of the law

The Kano State Police Command has banned any form of rally, demonstration, procession or assembly in the state until further notice.

The order was contained in a statement signed by the Command’s public relations officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, and made available to newsmen in Kano on Saturday, June 8, NAN reports.

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Legit.ng gathers that he also said the command had withdrawn permission given to members of the public, civil society organisations, political parties, NGOs and other groups.

The order might not be unconnected with tension generated following the query issued to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, over alleged misappropriation of N3.4 billion by the Emirate Council under his (Sanusi) leadership.

He explained that the action was necessary to prevent any threat, breach of the peace or breakdown of law and order in the face of various security challenges in the state.

He warned that any person or group of persons found engaging in any unlawful assembly would be arrested and prosecuted in accordance with the laws of the land.

“The public should know the position of the state command in maintaining peace and order in the society,” the spokesman cautioned.

He therefore warned groups under whatever guise to adhere to the order until further notice or face the wrath of the law.

“The measure is to assure a lasting peace and unity in the state,“ Haruna emphasised.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the crisis between Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state and the Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II may have come to an end after the duo reached a truce on Friday night, June 7, in Abuja.

President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly intervened, earlier on Friday, following calls by northern elders as the estrangement between the governor and the emir raised tension in the state.

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