Police threatens ‘miscreants’ booing Emir of Kano at public function
Kano State Police command has vowed to clampdown on ‘miscreants’ that staged a protest against the Emir of Kano Alh. Aminu Ado Bayero at the weekend.
The Guardian reliably gathered how some group of youths invaded the commissioning of Hasiyya Bayero Paediatric, Hospital, where Governor Abba Kabiru Yusuf and the emir were in attendance, chatting uncomplimentary slogans like ‘Sabon Sarki, Sabon Gomna’ meaning ‘New Emir, new Governor’.
Addressing journalists on Monday, at NUJ Secretariat, Commissioner of Police, Mohammad Usaini Gumel who confirmed the ugly development vowed to resist any attempted assault on the traditional institution in the state.
Gumel who described the protesters as a group of miscreants acting under political influence to fuel a crisis in the traditional institution insisted the security would be assertive against those plotting to obstruct the relative peace enjoy in Kano.
Besides, the Police boss declared six persons in connection with what he considered as unlawful assembly wanted, adding that accepted the suspects willingly surrender themselves for interrogation, the police would be forced to arrest them and their sponsors.
Briefing reporters on successes recorded in his first 100 days in Kano, Gumel narrated how over 1,000 suspects so far arrested and awaiting trial for various crimes and criminalities.
CP Gumel who revealed how he took over mantle of leadership with rampant cases of kidnapping, drug peddling, Cars and phones snatching and other security risk. According to the police boss, perpetrators of criminalities have largely clampdown to barest minimum.
“On assumption of duty in Kano three months and some days ago, I met gamont of cases of insecurity including kidnapping, drug peddling and abuse, theft, cattle rustling, car theft, phone snatching and so many other criminalities,” Gumel said.
“We deployed our strategies and intelligence gathering. I am glad to inform you that 1,000 criminal suspects have been arrested and they are awaiting trial. It may interest you to note that about 100 criminals in Kano have voluntarily surrendered arms and pledged adherence to repentance. They are now helping us with information and intelligence.
“So far, we have arrested kidnappers, drug peddlers, and recovered exhibits including 40 cattles, pistol, double barrel, local guns, ATM cards and POS machines.”
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