Political Turbulence In Kano: Police Warn Against Actions Capable Of Causing Unrest
By Yakubu Salisu, Kano
As the Nation’s political arena continues to witness defection of politicians from one political party to another, the Nigeria Police, Kano Command has issued stern warnings to the general public especially those into active politics to shun Politics of violence, hate speeches and disfiguring of opponents’ campaign posters and bill boards which are placed or pasted at private or public places.
According to the police, “every citizen is entitled to freedom of Political association”
In a statement made available to news men on Wednesday, the command said that, the call becomes necessary following an unruly behavior of some miscreants who destroyed a Bill Board/Poster of the president of Nigeria, president Muhammadu Buhari along Sharada Road.
“In view of this unscrupulous act, the Command has deployed both covert and overt police operatives to watch and arrest anyone found destroying campaign posters and bill boards of political opponents for mischief and inciting disturbance in the State for prosecution”
Furthermore, the Command calls on the good people of Kano State especially politicians to eschew politics of bitterness and cooperate with the Police in providing useful and timely information and possible evidence of whosoever is found attempting to incite disturbance by words or by action.
“Any violator should be reported to the nearest Police Station or call our Emergency Telephone lines as follows; 08032419754, 08123821575 to enable the command arrest and prosecute them, Parents and guardians are enjoined to warn their wards against being used by politicians to cause political unrest in the state”
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