Polls: Kaduna govt warns against civil unrest

The Kaduna State Government, on Thursday, warned against any civil unrest in the state following the declaration of All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Uba Sani, as the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who gave the warning in a terse statement, disclosed that the government was in possession of a credible intelligence report that some politicians were about sponsoring unrest in the state.

While saying that government was monitoring the situation, the commissioner warned parents against allowing their children or wards to be used for unruly acts in the state.

He noted that the state would not spare any individual or group found to be behind any breakdown of law and order across the state.

The commissioner said, “The Kaduna State Government is in receipt of credible intelligence reports revealing plans by some politicians to sponsor and instigate their followers towards unruly public actions. These include storming the streets in a manner that could lead to a breakdown of law and order in the state.

“In view of these reports, the Government continues to monitor the situation closely, in tandem with security agencies.

“It must be emphasized that persons or groups who engage in actions which could lead to civil unrest, threat to life and destruction of property, will not be spared as the full weight of the law will be applied accordingly.

“The suspension of street protests or processions remains in place, in the overall public interest.

“Parents, guardians, and community leaders are also advised to educate their wards against being used by persons who seek to prey on vulnerable emotions and volatile atmospheres to generate chaos.”

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