The Kano State Police command has warned members of Islamic Movement Of Nigeria to stop blocking roads and importing members from neighboring states to cause trouble in Kano.
In a press statement made available to our correspondent, the Police labelled preess release by IMN as baseless, mischievous and aimed at diverting the attention of the populace.
See full press statement:
The Kano State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that the press release issued by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) in Kano was baseless, mischievous and aimed at diverting the attention of the populace and gain cheap sympathy.
The Command had prior to the Sunday clash, summoned and warned their leaders not to initiate any form of trek or procession in Kano, on Friday 22nd September, 2017 at Police Headquarters Bompai Kano as it infringes the rights of others.
By blocking roads, thereby causing untoward hardship to other members of the public. Despite the Command’s warning and advise, the IMN defied and invited/gathered members from various States including Kano, Jigawa, Borno, Yobe, Gombe,Taraba, Bauchi and other neighbouring States for the procession along Zaria Road Kano where they were molesting motorists and pelting innocent members of the public with stones.
The Command dispersed them by using minimum force, no live ammunition was used. 10 members of the group comprising of 5 male and 5 female suspects were so far arrested. While 8 catapults, stones, 1 poisonous Arrow, Red flag, copies of pamphlets, 3 mobile phones, shoes, wallet and a rosary were recovered. The suspects will soon be arraigned in Court for prosecution.
The Police Command will continue to preserve the constitutionally reserved rights to religion but will not allow some miscreants to hide under the guise of religion and infringe or cause mischief to other citizens. Any attempt by the IMN (Shiites) to make Kano State hub of their illegal activities will be vehemently resisted by the Kano State Police Command. However normalcy had been restored, while intensive patrols and monitoring are ongoing.
DSP. MAGAJI MUSA MAJIA,mnipr
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE