By Abiodun OBA
Following an intelligence report on possible outrage from the judgment of the tribunal on the state election, Kano State Police Command, on Monday, banned all forms of street protests across all parts of the state with immediate effect.
The Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Usaini, announced while addressing journalists in an emergency press conference at the state’s Police Command.
Usaini said, “Members of the public should therefore note that it has come to our knowledge that the two dominant parties; the New Nigeria People’s Party, and the All Progressives Congress have assembled a crowd to embark on a protest, without the endorsement of the Nigeria Labour Congress and prior approval from the security agencies in the state.
“Both organizers, as well as the umbrella body should note that any attempt to disrespect NLC and the security agencies in the state, by playing around the fragile security situation, which the combined security agencies have been managing, is not only uncivil, criminal but also an offence against national security.
“Checks have so far been conducted by this Police Command and it’s revealing that some members of both two political parties who are influencing the members of the civil society to embark on this decision is merely as a result of their apprehensions and to pre-empt the judgement of the election tribunal.
“Finally, this Police Command is ever grateful for the enormous support and cooperation it has been enjoying from the good people of the state for the peace, security, stability and overall interest of all residents.”