Political tension: Call Ganduje, Kwankwaso to order, Kano youths tell Buhari, IGP

The Kano Youth Organisation in Abuja (KAYOAB) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu and the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II to call Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso to order.

The call was against the background of increasing political clashes among supporters leading to the death of many innocent citizens and destroying public properties and causing tension in the state. The organisation in a statement issued Wednesday in Abuja by its Public Relations Officer Alhassan Bala, said the political class in the state seems comfortable with the trend as youth keep killing and injuring each other because of their differences in political parties.

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The group lamented that such politicians, on whose behalf the youth continue to maime and wreck havoc, are surprisingly keeping their relationship outside politics. 

It said as elections approach, there is heightening tension in the state as clashes between political groups have became the order of the day, which if not looked into will lead to serious breakdown of law and order in the state.

“His Royal Highness Muhammadu Sanusi II should as a matter of urgency do something about it so as not to cripple the commercial activities that are gradually coming back after the serious setback between 2014-2015 when Boko Haram insurgents attacks heightened.

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The Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, also has to look into the current trend in the state so as to ensure politicians do not use Kano to create tension for their own interests. 

“Kano being commercial centre with people from different parts of the country is very crucial to peace of Nigeria, as in the past whenever the state is in crisis all northern states normally follow suit. 

“We commend the posting of Muhammad Wakil as Kano Police Commissioner, which we believe can reduce the level at which drug abuse reach in the state, that will subsequently help in reducing political thuggery.,” the statement said.

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The group also urged all parents, guardians, and Islamic teachers to call their children and students to order and shun anything that will entice them to cause violence in dear state of Kano state. 

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