Kano election: Police beef up security ahead of Supreme Court judgement

As part of efforts to prevent the breakdown of law and order in Kano on Friday, the Police Command has heightened security ahead of the Supreme Court’s verdict on the governorship election in the state.

Politics Nigeria reports that the Supreme Court had reserved judgement on the case for Friday, January 12, 2024.

The Kano Police Command has reassured Nigerians in the state of its readiness to clampdown on those plotting mayhem before, during, and after the judgement.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, the Kano Police Commissioner, Mohammed Usaini Gumel, noted that parties in the case have also agreed to abide by the decision of the apex court.

“The opposition has also made up their mind that as a party, they will not support anybody taking the law into his hands or breaking the existing laws or going into a rampage or any kind of destruction,” he said.

The Police boss vowed not to “take it easy with” anyone planning “to take advantage” of the court verdict to go on a rampage in the state.

Security operatives comprising the police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and others have been deployed to strategic points in the state.

In some parts of the state, sirens from security agents’ cars were heard blaring in the hot afternoon on the eve of the Supreme Court verdict.

“We have mobilised sufficient armed personnel to provide security at all flashpoints, including political party offices, Government House, INEC HQ, banks, commercial Areas, mosques, churches, recreation centres, and motor parks before, during, and after the judgment,” he said.

“I am giving 100 per cent assurance to all law-abiding residents of the state to go about freely with their legitimate daily activities without threat to lives and property,” the commissioner added.



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