Police seal Kwankwaso’s Kano home

Police seal Kwankwaso’s Kano home
August 23 23:55 2016

Armed policemen on Tuesday
sealed the residence of former
 Governor of Kano State, Rabiu
The house which id located on Lugard
 Road in Kano metropolis, also serves as
headquarters of the group loyal to
 the former governor popularly
known as Kwankwasiyya.

The Commissioner of Police in the
state, Rabiu Yusuf, confirmed the
development to journalists in
Kano on Tuesday.
Rabiu, who spoke through the
police spokesman, 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

The News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) reports that armed
policemen were deployed to the
area and were keeping vigil on
the house, turning back motorists
plying the road.
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 and allow
some people to breach the peace in the state.
“Our primary 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.