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Seven Kano protesters arrested, Yoruba community fears attack

The  Kano State Police Command has arrested seven persons for participating in Wednesday’s protest following the reported contradiction in the judgment of the Court of Appeal sacking Governor Abba Yusuf.

This was the Concerned Yoruba Community in Kano expressed fear over the claim that Yoruba in the northern state might come under attack because “people here will believe that they were cheated by a Yoruba President.” Both the election tribunal and the Court of Appeal nullified the election of Governor Yusuf of the New Nigeria People’s Party and declared the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Nasiru Gawuna, as the winner.

Following reported discrepancies in the certified true copy of the Court of Appeal judgment, a wild protest rocked Kano on Wednesday.

Addressing journalists late Wednesday,  the Commissioner of Police in Kano, Mr  Hussaini Gumel, said seven of the protesters were arrested around Kano Line while heading to State House.

“We have succeeded in preventing the protesters and we have arrested seven of them. We have deployed armed policemen to the area; we have since commenced an intensive investigation and we will update you in due course,” Gumel told journalists.

He enjoined residents to go about their lawful businesses as the police along with other security agencies had taken adequate security measures to prevent a breakdown of law and order.


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