One person has been confirmed killed in fresh protest that rocked Kano State over an Appeal Court verdict sacking Governor Abba Yusuf of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).
The deceased, Salisu Rabiu, identified as a footballer is one of the persons shot by policemen dispersing protesters.
Wednesday’s protest is the fourth since the appellate court sacked the governor on November 17, 2023, and declared All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Nasiru Gawuna, as the winner of the March poll.
On Wednesday, protesters gathered in some locations across the state with placards having inscriptions like ‘Our mandate must restored’, ‘Kano voted for Abba’, injustice exposed in CTC’, amongst others.
Wearing colour red popular among the Kwankwasiyya, a socio-religious movement with NNPP 2023 presidential candidate and ex-Kano governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso as the group’s leader, the protesters chanted solidarity songs to register their displeasure.
Policemen were seen stationed at various entrances of the state. The protesters blocked the road linking to Katsina State, preventing commuters from traveling.