Kano state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Rabi’u Yusuf has assured residents of Kano state of maximum security before, during and after the forth-coming general elections, urging the non-indigene registered voters to stay and exercise their franchise without fear of any eventuality.
He gave the assurance Wednesday when the state’s election peace committee jointly led by its co-chairs Professor Ibrahim H. Umar and Rt. Rev. Dr John Namaza, paid him a courtesy visit to seek his support in its quest for a peaceful conduct of 2019 general elections in the state.
The committee identified Kano as one of the most critical states for likely breach of peace during the electioneering period given its cosmopolitan nature, hence the need for police support for safety of lives and properties of the residents to be guaranteed.
Earlier in his remarks the co-chair of the committee and the Catholic Bishop of Kano Diocese, Rt. Rev. Dr John Namaza Niriying commended the commissioner of police for the relative peace in the state, urging him to maintain the tempo throughout the election period and beyond.
“We implore you to maintain your neutral status as security agency, as emphasized by president Muhammadu Buhari at the inauguration of his campaign council, so that your prestige and integrity would continue to be preserved and upheld in the eyes of the public.
“We also wish to request you to expedite action in bringing those responsible for the dead of some people during the political rallies at Rano, Bichi and recent one at Dawakin Tofa to book to face the wrath of the law so that it will serve as deterrent to others” the committee pleaded.
Responding, C P Yusuf assured the committee that necessary measures have already been taken to ensure the success of the elections, saying “we have already conducted security threat analysis to identify some flash points that may likely pose security threat during the electioneering period and necessary action has been taken against the areas.
Commenting about the incidences at Rano, Bichi and lately Dawakin Tofa where two persons were reportedly killed during a political rally recently, the C P said some arrests have been made while investigation is still in progress, saying the culprits would be brought to book as soon as police conclude investigation.