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Unending Face-off With Kano Governor As Police Seal Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso’s Residence At Lugard Road

Armed policemen on Tuesday sealed the residence of former Governor of Kano State, Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso, located on Lugard Road in Kano metropolis.

The house also serves as headquarters of the group loyal to the former governor popularly known as Kwankwasiyya.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Rabiu Yusuf, confirmed the development to newsmen in Kano on Tuesday.

Rabiu, who spoke through the police spokesman, DSP Magaji Majiya, said the action followed an intelligence report that there was a plan to conduct a mass wedding in the house.

“We have directed our men to seal the residence because of an intelligence report that there is a plan to conduct mass wedding in the house,” the commissioner said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that armed policemen have been deployed to the area and are keeping vigil on the house, while turning back motorists plying the road.

NAN also recalls that the state Police Command had on Aug.18 banned a mass wedding organised by a group loyal to the former governor.

The police spokesman said in a statement that the event was stopped because it coincided with the state government’s planned empowerment programme slated for Aug. 20.
“The police has banned the two ceremonies indefinitely as security Intelligence available at our disposal revealed that some disgruntled elements are preparing to use the occasions to cause havoc in the state,’’ Majiya said.

He warned that the police and other security agencies would not fold their arms to allow some people to breach the peace in the state.

“Our prime responsibility is to ensure peace, tranquility, protection of lives and property as well as maintenance of law and order,’’ the police spokesman said.

He said that the Commissioner of Police would invite the organisers of the two events for a meeting with a view to resolving the issues.


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