Police uncover fresh plot to set Kano assembly ablaze

The Kano State Police Command says it has uncovered fresh plan by some hoodlums to unleash terror and set the state assembly ablaze.

The move is not unconnected with the recent emirate tussle in Kano State following a new law by the House of Assembly.

The commissioner of Police, CP Usaini Gumel disclosed this during a press briefing on Sunday, May 26.

Gumel said the command uncovered plots to launch an attack on the Kano State House of Assembly and other prominent locations in the state.

CP Gumel noted that men of the force have been deployed to embark on a house-to-house search to fish out the miscreants plotting to cause unrest and destabilise the peace in the state.

“We have uncovered credible intelligence about some group of people who are considered as enemies of the state and miscreants who are trying to unleash terror in the state by embarking on targeted attacks at locations, particularly the House of Assembly and some prominent locations within the state capital. This intelligence has been verified by so many sources,” the police chief said.

“We have perfected plans to embark on serious patrols as well as detections particularly areas where we were informed that the miscreants are hiding. No hiding place for them.

“Whoever, under whatever guise is found to be planning to disrupt the peace being enjoyed in the State or feel that he/she can jeopardize the existing security settings in the State will be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.

“We are going to embark on a house-to-house search for anybody who they are above the law,” CP Gumel however stated.

Meanwhile, sources say that the miscreants were mobilized and paid to destabilize and cause tension in the state.

According to a source, some targeted areas include residence of the Majority leader of the assembly, Lawan Hussaini who sponsored the repealed law, and a member representing Gwale among others.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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