Kano State: Police Arrest Seven Suspects Plotting Violence

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Kano State: Police Arrest Seven Suspects Plotting Violence

The Kano State Police Command says it has uncovered some groups plotting to unleash violence on the state over the Appeal Court ruling that sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf.

The State Police Commissioner, Usaini Gumel, who disclosed this while speaking to newsmen on Monday, said the command had arrested seven suspects, and they would soon be charged in court.

He said some faceless groups who claim to be traders are gathering at some points of the state, including some local government areas, assuring that the command is on top of the situation.

He said, “Intelligence reports at our disposal show that these so-called traders are using religion to perpetuate their acts.

“Some patriotic Nigerians, came to us from Bebeji, Wudil and some other areas, reporting that some people are hiding under the guise of reading the Quran in the names of prayers, and already we have sent our men and dispersed them,” he said.

Gumel expressed worry that the groups were trying to stir emotions against the police by speculating that they harassed women while dispersing them.

“These faceless groups are planning to send negative messages through the social media and traditional media against the Police and they are putting pressure to achieve their bad intentions,” he added.

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