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Kano APC calls for Kwankwaso’s arrest

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has called for the arrest of leader of the Kwankwasiyya movement and Presidential candidate of the New…

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has called for the arrest of leader of the Kwankwasiyya movement and Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

In a statement issued by Abdullahi Abbas, APC chairman in Kano, the party accused Kwankwaso of making unguarded allegations against the Federal Government.

Daily Trust reports that 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 the peaceful coexistence in Kano.

But Abbas 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 the 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.

“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.

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

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.

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