Kano Govt warns security agencies

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The Government of Kano State has warned security agencies against meddling into the Emirship crisis that has enveloped the state in recent weeks.

Governor Abba Yusuf gave the warning after the Kano State Commissioner of Police, Usaini Gumel, rejected the order of the attorney general of the state to evict the deposed emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, from the Nasarawa Palace.

Speaking at the 15th weekly meeting of the Kano State Executive Council held at the Government House, the governor cautioned security agencies against meddling or involvement in matters outside their primary assignment or designated responsibilities.

The governor advised security agencies to strictly adhere to their constitutional duty of safeguarding the lives and properties of the citizens they serve.

In a statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Sanusi Bature, decried the recent upsurge of thuggery in Kano metropolis and beseeched the security agencies to promptly bring an end to the menace.

The statement reads, “Governor Abba Kabir expressed disapproval of the recent upsurge in Thuggery and clashes involving Yandaba, affirming that the government will not passively observe while unscrupulous elements endanger the relative tranquility and harmony enjoyed by the law-abiding citizens of the state.

“He reiterated that under his administration, the state government is diligently collaborating with relevant security agencies to ensure the safety and security of the populace and their possessions at all times.

“Furthermore, Governor Abba Kabir cautioned Judges against the unwarranted release of thugs, emphasizing the threat they pose to the welfare of the state’s residents and stressing the importance of prompt and equitable dispensation of justice.

“Alhaji Abba Kabir also instructed security agencies to strictly adhere to their mandated duty of safeguarding the lives and properties of the citizens they serve, warning against involvement in matters beyond their designated responsibilities.

“He implored the populace in the state to continue with their lawful pursuits, assuring that the government will persevere in its commitment to ensuring their protection, and requested ongoing support and cooperation for the current administration.”

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