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DEATH THREAT: Kano govt sanctions all state ministries, departments, agencies

DEATH THREAT: Kano govt sanctions all state ministries, departments, agencies

Kano State government has stopped all ministries, departments and agencies from speaking on behalf of the government on any matter outside the purview of their mandates.

This was revealed by the state commissioner for information, Baba Halilu Dantiye on Friday in the aftermath of the death threat issued on the judges of the state election petition tribunal by commissioner of land and physical planning, Adamu Aliyu Kibiya.

“The Kano State Government has also directed that, henceforth, no official of government should speak on any matter outside the purview of their MDAs without express clearance and permission. Henceforth, Unguarded and inflammatory statements will not be condoned.

“The Ministry of Information is directed to ensure that all media outlets in the state especially radio stations are complying with the extant guidelines provided by regulatory agencies.”

Mr Aliyu had issued the threat during a protest and prayer session organised by the state government on Friday, promising to unleash mayhem on residents of the state.

He said if the tribunal judges ruled against his party, the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in the petition before it, they may pay with their lives.

“I am sending this message to the tribunal judges, any judge that allows himself to be used and collect bribes and pass judgment that is not right, we want to tell him he must choose between his life and the bribe money he collected.

“We are promising you (our supporters), we are receiving your complaints, the votes you cast on his Excellency (Governor Yusuf) will not go in vain unless we lose our lives or the Kano State will fall.

“Another message for the leaders. You have seen the conflict (banditry) in Zamfara, Kaduna, and Katsina, I swear because of this governorship seat, everyone will die. The conflict that will start in Kano will be more deadly than the ones in those states and Borno,” Mr Aliyu said in a viral video clip.

The event was attended by the Secretary to the Kano State Government, Baffa Bichi, a former deputy governor of the State, Hafiz Abubakar, top members of the state’s executive council and special advisers and assistants to the governor.


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Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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