The Kano State Police Command on Friday advised the immediate past governor, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso to suspend his proposed visit to Kano state on January 30.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Rabiu Yusuf, who made this call while briefing newsmen in Kano, said it is as a result of the tension which the planned visit has generated among people of the state.
He said, “There is no doubt, the Senator as a citizen of this country has the constitutional right of association, assembly, and above all, movement.
“However, credible Information at the disposal of the command reveals that the proposed visit has generated palpable fears in the minds of the people of Kano State’’.
Yusuf observed that there was apprehension among the general populace, including the tendency to hijack the visit by some disgruntled elements and miscreants.
Asserting that it is the responsibility of the police command to ensure that peace prevailed in the state, he said, “any action or inaction by any person or group of persons that may jeopardize the relative peace the state is currently enjoying must be averted.
“It is the advice of the command that such a visit should be shelved by Sen Rabi’u Kwankwaso until the tension generated by the planned visit is doused,’’ he reiterated.
The CP however assured that the command would provide a level playing ground for all politicians, to carry out their political activities, without fear of molestation or intimidation.