Despite the ban imposed by the Kano state police command on all types of protests within the state, residents have chosen to ignore the restriction. This comes as the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) and the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) await the outcome of the Governorship election petition tribunal, which has created a palpable tension in the region….CONTINUE READING
The APC is currently contesting the election of Abba Kabir Yusuf as the state’s elected governor. Earlier today, the party called upon its members to take to the streets in response to alleged judicial bribery.The Kano state police commissioner responded to these developments by issuing a ban on protests and stating that any disregard for the ban would be treated as a breach of national security:”
We would like to inform the public that we have received information that both the APC and NNPP members are mobilizing individuals under the guise of a Civil Society Coalition, without proper clearance from the Nigeria Labour Congress leadership and without prior approval from the state’s security agencies.
We would like to emphasize that any attempts to undermine the directives of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the state’s security agencies by exploiting the delicate security situation, which these combined security agencies are working to manage, is not only uncivil and unlawful, but also a threat to national security.”
However, in defiance of this directive, protesters swiftly gathered on the streets and marched towards the Government House, where they were addressed by the state’s Commissioner of Police.To witness the scenes from the protest, watch the video below….CONTINUE READING