Police arrest seven suspects allegedly plotting violence in Kano over Appeal court’s removal of gov Abba Yusuf


The Kano State Police Command has reportedly forestalled a planned violent attack on the state.

This was as the Police said it uncovered some groups who are allegedly aggrieved over the Appeal Court ruling that sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf and are plotting to unleash violence on the state.

Speaking to newsmen on Monday, the State Police Commissioner, Usaini Gumel disclosed that the command has arrested seven suspects and that they would soon be charged in court.

He said some faceless groups who claim to be traders are gathering at some points of the state, including some local government areas, assuring that the command is on top of the situation.

He said, “Intelligence reports at our disposal show that these so-called traders are using religion to perpetuate their acts.

“Some patriotic Nigerians, came to us from Bebeji, Wudil and some other areas, reporting that some people are hiding under the guise of reading the Quran in the names of prayers, and already we have sent our men and dispersed them,” he said.

Gumel expressed worry that the groups were trying to stir emotions against the police by speculating that they harassed women while dispersing them.

“These faceless groups are planning to send negative messages through the social media and traditional media against the Police and they are putting pressure to achieve their bad intentions,” he added.

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