July 24, 2024

Emirship tussle: Police dispatch additional security force to Kano, Nasarawa palaces

The police have deployed additional armed security personnel to the two palaces housing the contending emirs in the metropolitan LGAs in Kano State.

The outgoing police commissioner, AIG Usaini Gumel, confirmed this in a telephone interview on Monday.

Mr Gumel said, “Equipped and armed personnel have been deployed to handle any unforeseen circumstances around the identified areas.”

He explained that the deployment aims to prevent security threats and maintain a peaceful atmosphere pending the outcome of the emirship tussle.

Mr Gumel said the command had reinforced its personnel deployment plans to ensure adequate security and peaceful coexistence in Kano.

He added, ”Armed personnel have been deployed to provide security at the Kofar Kudu Palace, the residence of Emir Malam Mohammadu Sunusi, and the Nasarawa Mimi Palace, the residence of Emir Aminu Bayero.

“The police appeal for public support and urge residents to provide information that could aid in maintaining peace, progress, and political stability.

“The command is committed to providing the required security that will enable all residents to pursue their legitimate activities without threats to lives and property.”

(NAN)

 

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