19th May, 2016
The Kano State Police Command on Thursday deployed security personnel to strategic places to prevent possible breach of peace during the ongoing strike.
The Command’s spokesman, DSP Magaji Majiya, made the disclosure in an interview with NAN in Kano.
Majiya said the measure was necessary in order to prevent possible break down of law and order in the state.
He said the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Maigari Dikko, had met with the Leadership of NLC and TUC to ensure the peaceful conduct of the strike.
“During the meeting the labour unions had assured the Commissioner that they would not do anything that would cause trouble in the state,” he said.
He said the Command had directed its officers and men to ensure professionalism in the discharge of their duties.
“They are warned not to use fire arms because we want peace to reign in the state,” Majiya said.
“He, however, warned people to avoid acts capable of breaching the existing peace in the state.
Majiya further warned that the command would deal ruthlessly with any person or group that tried to foment trouble in the area.