The Police command in Kano state Monday alerted the public of plans by those they claim are supporters of unnamed political parties to cause violence in the state.
The command’s spokesperson, Abdullahi Kiyawa, said the group’s plan to take to the streets to protest the Appeal Court’s verdict on the governorship election in the state.
He said the command had taken appropriate security measures to prevent an escalation of tensions that may lead to a breakdown of law and order.
“It is on this note that the police command issues this warning to residents of the state to be extra careful as whoever intends to conduct any protest or procession should do so in accordance with the provisions of the law,” Kiyawa said.
He added that the Commissioner of Police, Usaini Gumel, has urged residents to be calm and avoid any form of unlawful gathering, protest or procession that may trigger violence.
The spokesperson said joint security teams have been deployed to strategic locations to safeguard peace and order throughout the state.
“Whoever attempts to disrupt the peace in the state will be arrested and made to face the wrath of the law,” he added.
He also urged residents to report any suspicious movement, persons or items to security agents for prompt response.