For fear that it could be hijacked by political thugs, a planned protest by the National Union of Nigerian Students (NUNS) to demand the resignation of Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has been blocked by the Kano State Police Command.
The Kano Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Magaji Majiya, made this known, Vanguard reported Wednesday.
Majiya said that the group led by Comrade Isah Abubakar applied for a permit to protest against the continued stay in office of Ganduje despite some viral videos which purportedly showed him receiving bribes in dollars from some contractors.
The police image maker said, “Today Tuesday 16 October 2018, a group called the National Union of Nigerian Students has written a letter to the office of the Commissioner of Police seeking permission to stage a protest march on the 29th of this month at about 10:00am from Zoo road to the Government House to call on His Excellency the Kano state governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to resign and allow for full investigation into the allegation of collecting bribe on him.”
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The police described the protest as “illegal” and warned the group against proceeding with it.
Majiya reminded the group that the state is known for political thugs who could hijack the planned protest, politicise the issue of the viral videos and use it to cause mayhem in the state.
He said whoever refuses to heed the call to halt the planned protest would be arrested and prosecuted.