Eight hoodlums arrested for disrupting inauguration of state Commissioners

Friday, April 19,2024 
-The Kano State Police Command has arrested eight suspected political thugs over an attempt to disrupt the inauguration of newly appointed state commissioners at the Government House on Thursday. 

The state Police Commissioner, CP Usaini Gumel who confirmed the arrest on Friday, April 19, 2024, said the suspects posed a security threat at the Government House while the inauguration ceremony was ongoing at the Council Chambers.

CP Gumel warned all miscreants and their sponsors to stay clear as whoever tries to cause security breach or disrupt the peace where critical government activities and functions are being conducted will be arrested and be subjected to face the dire consequences of his/her action(s). 

“Enough of clusters of “Yan Jagaliya” loitering around Government House, Audu Bako Secretariat, similar offices and disrupting governance,” he added. 

The spokesperson of the command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, in a statement said the quick reaction force of the police command successfully apprehended eight suspected political thugs and prevented them from causing serious breach of the peace during the inauguration of additional Kano State Commissioners been presided by the State Governor, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf.

“The suspected thugs that constituted themselves as a pressure group and supporters of one of the infamous politicians attempted to cause the breakdown of law and order,” the statement read. 

"The suspects are currently at the Command's Criminal Investigation Department CID where thorough investigations are ongoing and to bring them to justice as provided by the law.

"The action of the Kano State Police Command is to further assure members of the public that all necessary measures have been taken to prevent any act that could lead to disruptions of the peace and security in all parts of the State.

"The Commissioner of Police while appreciating the good people of the State for their support and cooperation, also reiterated the determination of the police command to ruthlessly deal with any miscreant or their sponsors under whatever guise that tries to disrupt the peace, especially during critical Government functions and will be made to face the dire consequences of his/her action(s).

“Finally, the CP urges everyone to keep reporting any suspicious movement of person(s) or item(s) they come across to the nearest Police Station or through the following Kano State Police Command emergency contact numbers:- 0803241975408123821575, 09029292926.” 

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