More suspects arrested over booing of Kano emir

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The Kano State Police Command has confirmed arresting three more persons involved in the booing of Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Bayero, causing breach of peace in the state.

Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Usaini Gumel, disclosed the latest arrest in a statement in Kano on Saturday.

With the latest arrests, the total number of persons arrested for “chanting provocative slogans” at the Emir rose to nine, as six suspects had earlier been arrested.

Gumel said the investigation, supported by the use of technical equipment, so far led to the arrest of additional three suspects.

He identified the suspects as Abdulrazak Usman Sarki, 36, of Disu Quarters, Gwale LGA; Fatihu Muktar Faruk, 35, of Emir’s Palace Kano and Usman Baba Attah, 25, of Kabara Quarters, Kano Municipal LGA.

The commissioner said the suspects constituted public nuisance during the inauguration of Hasiya Bayero Paediatric Hospital at Kofar Kudu in the Municipal LGA.

He said the suspects disturbed the peaceful gathering by chanting provocative slogans against the emir, who attended the ceremony.

Warning that traditional institutions must be respected, Gumel said that the suspects disrespected the emir by chanting slogans such as ‘New governor, new emir’, which suggested that Governor Abba Yusuf should remove Bayero and install a new one since there is a new government in power.

“Whoever tries or is attempting to sponsor in any way its (traditional institution) ridiculing will be arrested, investigated and made to face the wrath of the law no matter how highly placed,” the commissioner said.

Gumel reaffirmed the command’s commitment to ensuring security, safety, peace and stability of the state.

He urged residents to keep reporting suspicious movements to the nearest police station for prompt action.

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