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JUST IN: Kano state governor bans public demonstrations over emirates dispute

Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State has announced a ban on all forms of public demonstrations within the state, imposing strict restrictions on public gatherings aimed at protesting.

In a statement issued on Wednesday by his Media and Publicity Director, Sanusi Bature, the Governor asserted his authority as the chief security officer of the state to enforce this directive.

By virtue of his position, the Governor has directed the police, the Department of State Services, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps to apprehend, detain, and prosecute any individual or group partaking in demonstrations on the streets of Kano,” the statement said.

Governor Yusuf’s decision is described as a proactive measure to prevent any potential breakdown of law and order.

Bature stated, “We are privy to credible intelligence indicating that certain prominent figures from the opposition party in Kano have devised plans to sponsor student associations and political agitators from other northwestern states to incite chaos under the guise of advocating for the dethroned Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero.”

The statement emphasized that the state government has explicitly outlawed protests, demonstrations, or processions of any kind.

“Individuals found on the streets of Kano engaging in such activities will be promptly apprehended,” it warned.

Governor Yusuf also urged citizens to continue their daily activities as usual, assuring them of the state’s ongoing tranquillity.

He affirmed the state government’s commitment to vigilant oversight of the situation involving the emirate tussle, vowing to address any attempts to disrupt the current peace in Kano.

“We caution student groups against being manipulated by troublemakers who are resolute in fomenting disorder in Kano,” the statement concluded.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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