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Police arrest seven over Kano protest

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The  Kano State Police Command confirmed the arrest of seven suspects on Wednesday for protesting the  Court of Appeal judgment that affirmed the sacking of  Governor Abba-Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party.

The State Police Commissioner, Mr.  Hussaini Gumel, who confirmed the arrest on Wednesday night, said the seven protesters were arrested around Kano Line while heading towards State House Road.

“We have succeeded in stopping the protesters and we have arrested seven of them.

“We have deployed armed policemen in the area; we have since commenced an intensive investigation and we will update you in due course,” Gumel said.

The police boss enjoined residents to go about their lawful activities as the police along with other security agencies had taken adequate security measures to prevent a recurrence.

“I am appealing to residents not to hesitate to report to the nearest security outfit any person or group of people engaging in any form of protest in and outside the metropolis for prompt action”, Gumel said.

The PUNCH reports that some youths suspected to be supporters of the NNPP took to the streets in Kano on Wednesday protesting the appeal court judgment that sacked the governor.


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