By Ibrahim Shuaibu
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero has expressed his worry over series of complaints from indigenes of the state, over alleged harassment and manhandling by military personnel in the joint Security Task Force at various check points mounted in the ancient city following the recent bombing, suspected to be carried out by the members of the Boko Haram.
The Emir, who made his feelings known on Thursday when receiving the new Brigade Commandant of the 3 Mechanized Brigade, Brigadier General Ilyasu Isa Abba, noted with dismay that attitude of the soldiers towards the people is bad because their conduct is totally in line with their duties to ensure the peace in the state.
“We have received series of complaints about the soldiers forcing people enter inside culverts and sleep inside them, while others were asked to frog jump. This is abuse of people rights, this is not security but brutality and it should be stopped,” said a clearly angry emir.
Bayero added that the military should try their best to ensure that no one is hurt in the course of their routine checks in and around the state capital.
The Emir also enjoined citizens of the state to cooperate with the security operatives to enable them do their job efficiently.
Speaking earlier, the Brigade Commander, Brigadier General Ilyasu Isa Abba, said the Army is doing its best in discharging its constitutional responsibilities.
He pointing out that they were at the emir’s palace to seek his blessing and his advice.
Brigadier General Isa added that the army will ensure it restores peace in the state adding that army is determined to serve the larger society.
Meanwhile, state Governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has also appealed to security operatives manning checkpoints in the state to show high level of professionalism in discharging of their assignment.
He said as trained officers, security personnel are expected to do their job with decorum and maturity, adding that they should try their best to ensure that no one is hurt.
Governor Kwankwaso said this while receiving the new Commander, 3 Brigade, Kano who visited him in his office Thursday.
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