The Kano State Police Command has placed a ban on all forms of street protests across the State.
A public announcement signed by the Commissioner of Police, Kano State, Muhammad Usaini Gumel on Monday said the ban takes immediate effect.
“It has come to our knowledge that both the APC and the NNPP members are currently mobilizing rented crowd in the guise of Civil Society Coalition and without clearance from the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress and without prior approval from the security agencies in the state.
“Both organizers, as well as the umbrella body, should note that any attempt to disrespect NLC and the Security Agencies in the state, by playing around the fragile security situation, which the combined security agencies have been managing, is not only uncivil, criminal but also an offence against National Security”
He explained that an investigation conducted by this Police revealed that some members of both political parties are influencing the members of the Civil Society to embark on the protest as a result of their own apprehensions and in an attempt o pre-empt the judgement of the election tribunal.”
He expressed immense gratitude to the residents of the state for the enormous support and cooperation it has been enjoying from them.