Police Arrest 8 Over Attempt to Disrupt Commissioners’ Swearing-In

The Kano State Police Command has apprehended eight suspects for attempting to disrupt the swearing-in ceremony of four new Commissioners at the Government House in Kano.

Police Arrest 8 Over Attempt to Disrupt Commissioners’ Swearing-In

The incident occurred during the inauguration presided over by Governor Abba Yusuf in the State Executive Council Chamber.

The arrest was announced in a statement issued by the Police Command’s spokesperson, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, on Thursday.

According to the statement, the suspects posed a significant security threat at the Government House, leading to swift action by the Police.

The State’s Commissioner of Police, CP Usaini Gumel, has, however, warned all miscreants and their sponsors to stay away from critical government activities, emphasising that any attempt to cause a security breach would be met with severe consequences.

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In his words, “Enough of clusters of ‘Yan Jagaliya’ loitering around Government House, Audu Bako Secretariat, similar offices, and disrupting governance.”

The statement disclosed that the leader of the eight thugs, who appeared unrepentant and without remorse, led his team to the venue of the ceremony. Their actions drew the attention of the crime prevention patrol team, resulting in their eventual arrest after sustained vigilance.

The suspects, identified as supporters of a politician, were accused of attempting to cause a breakdown of law and order.

The statement further added that the suspects are currently being held at the command’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID), where thorough investigations are underway to bring them to justice in accordance with the law.

CP Gumel reassured the public that the police were taking all necessary measures to strengthen security in the state.

He expressed gratitude to the residents of Kano State for their support and cooperation and urged them to report any suspicious activity to the nearest police station or the State Police Command.