Ahead of the judgement of the Appeal Court on the Kano State governorship election petition in Abuja, the Kano State Police command has beefed up security across the North West state.
Recall that the Appeal Court in Abuja reserved judgment on an appeal filed by the state Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, over his sack by the Election Petition Tribunal.
The tribunal had sacked Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and gave the verdict in favour of the governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna.
In a statement on Monday by the Kano Police Spokesman, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the command stated that it had deployed adequate personnel and equipment in strategic locations in the state to ensure the security of life and property.
Kiyawa, on behalf of the state Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Gumel, stated that this action is necessary to forestall any attempt to cause disturbance or breakdown of law and order in the state.
He said the Police Command, in conjunction with other security agencies in the state, will not give room for any unscrupulous persons trying to jeopardize the security arrangements and as such, residents are encouraged to go about their daily activities.
The statement reads: “The police and security agencies are assuring the good people of the state of adequate security before, during and after the declaration of the appeal judgment.
“Residents of Kano State are also expected to play their part in avoiding being involved in the breakdown of law and order. In view of this, the following advisories are issued:
“Politically motivated clustering of people at location under whatever guise will not be allowed.
“Engaging in mass actions, suggesting preparation for violent processions, protests or celebrations that may trigger reactions should be avoided.
“Unguarded statements from politicians likely to increase unnecessary tension or undermine the security arrangements and the sanctity of the judicial system should be avoided.”