Five arrested over reactions to Supreme Court judgement on Kano guber race


The electoral contest victor, Gov. Abba Yusuf

The police command in Kano has arrested five persons for allegedly prompting violence and constituting nuisance while celebrating the Supreme Court judgement on the state’s governorship election.

The state Commissioner of Police, Malam Hussaini Gumel, said this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Wednesday.

Gumel said some supporters of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) had clashed with those of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gaya Local Government Area (LGA) while celebrating the apex court victory of their party.

‘’We have since arrested five suspects and we also have two victims on admission at General Hospital Gaya,” he said.

He said that the suspects would be charged in court after investigation.

Gumel cautioned political actors in the state against violence or acts that could prompt violence, adding that the police in collaboration with other security agencies have increased security at all the identified locations in the state to forestall a breakdown of law and order.

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“At this moment security has been beefed up in strategic locations to maintain peace.

“I hereby call on leaders of all political parties to prevail on their supporters to shun unguarded utterances that may trigger violence.

“We are therefore advising them to celebrate moderately without infringing on the fundamental rights of other members of the public.

“Anyone or groups that try to disrupt the peace and cause breakdown of law and order will face the full wrath of the law,” he said.

Gumel assured of the commitment of the police to provide adequate security for citizens and encouraged them to go about their legitimate businesses.

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