Kano: Group seeks Buhari’s intervention in rising political tension

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By Emmanuel Oloniruha

#TrackNigeria: The Kano State Youth Organisation in Abuja (KAYOAB) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in what it described as rising political tension in the state.

KAYOAB made the call in a statement issued by its Public Relations Officer, Alhassan Bala on Wednesday in Abuja.

Bala urged the president, the Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu; and the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II to call the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje and Sen. Rabi’u Kwankwaso to order.

“The call is against the backdrop of increasing political clashes among supporters leading to the death of many innocent citizens, destroying public property and causing tension in the state,’’ it said.

The group expressed concerns that the political class in the state seemed comfortable with the trend as youths kept killing and injuring one another because of differences in political parties.

The youths expressed worry that such politicians, on whose behalf the youths continued to cause havoc were surprisingly keeping their family members out of politics.

“As elections approach, there is heightening tension in the state as clashes between political groups have became the order of the day, which if not looked into, will lead to serious breakdown of law and order in the state.

“His Royal Highness Muhammadu Sanusi II should as a matter of urgency, do something about it so as not to cripple the commercial activities that are gradually coming back after the serious setback between 2014 and 2015 when Boko Haram insurgents attacks heightened.

“The IG also has to look into the current trend in the state so as to ensure politicians do not use Kano to create tension for their own interests.

“Kano being the commercial centre with people from different parts of the country is very crucial to peace of Nigeria, as in the past whenever the state is in crisis all northern states normally follow suit, ‘’ the group said.

They also commended the posting of Muhammad Wakil as Kano Police Commissioner, saying that they believed this could reduce drug abuse in the state, which would subsequently help in reducing political thuggery.

The group also urged parents, guardians, and clerics to call their wards and followers to order and shun anything that would entice them to cause violence in the state. (NAN)|

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