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Kano APC demands Kwankwaso’s arrest over cult-like activities, security threat

Kano APC demands Kwankwaso’s arrest over cult-like activities, security threat

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has called for the arrest of the former governor of the state, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

In a statement issued by the APC chairman in Kano State, Abdullahi Abbas, the party said “Kwankwaso has for long been a security threat to Kano and the nation in view of his antecedents. He runs a cult like movement in which he has been widely accused of recruiting youth, mostly school drop outs to unleash terror on the people in the state.”

Abbas said before and during the 2023 election, thousands of youths were recruited and empowered to intimidate unsuspecting public through physical attacks, destruction of seemingly opponents’ properties and snatching of mobile phones.

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The chairman alleged that during the long drawn legal battle over the governorship election, Kwankwaso and his associates threatened judges.

Unguarded allegations

He also claimed Kwankwaso made unguarded allegations against the federal government.

During the flag-off ceremony for the construction of 85 kilometres of rural road at Madobi, his hometown, Kwankwaso had said the APC-led federal government is attempting to disrupt peaceful coexistence in Kano.

Abbas however responded that no amount of threat by Kwankwaso could intimidate the federal government

“The embattled NNPP chieftain who is visibly disturbed by the dismal performance of his protege in the last one year and frustratingly longing for control of Kano politics, should be arrested by security agents to tell who are those recruiting the Boko Haram terrorists.

“We want to call on security agents in the strongest terms to arrest this man so that he reveals the identity of those he referred to as enemies of the state working for the federal government to recruit Boko Haram terrorists and insurgents,” the statement read.

The chairman noted that the comments were a pointer to a sinister motive by Kwankwaso and his cohorts to unleash trouble in Kano.

Abbas said since the reinstatement of Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi as Emir, hundreds of weapon brandishing thugs have been recruited and stationed at the Emir’s Palace where all sorts of illicit substances are openly being sold, posing a threat to residents within and around the palace.

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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