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KANO: Gov Yusuf calls for immediate action against thuggery

THE Governor of Kano state, Abba Yusuf, has urged security services to take urgent action against the state’s growing thuggery problem.

The governor made the call yesterday, during the Kano State Executive Council’s 15th weekly meeting at the Government House, expressing grave concern over the recent increase in violent activity in various parts of the Kano city.

Governor Abba’s spokesperson, Sanusi Tofa, issued a statement today condemning the rising confrontations with Yan daba groups.

“The government will not stand by and watch as unscrupulous elements disrupt the peace and harmony enjoyed by the law-abiding citizens of our state,” he said.

Governor Abba emphasised the state government’s ongoing efforts to collaborate with security agencies to safeguard the lives and properties of Kano residents.

“We are working diligently with relevant security agencies to ensure the safety and security of our populace at all times,” he reiterated.

Addressing the judiciary, the governor cautioned against the premature release of individuals involved in thuggery.

“Judges must recognise the threat these thugs pose to the welfare of our residents and ensure the prompt and equitable dispensation of justice,” he stressed.

The governor also issued a stern warning to security agencies, urging them to focus strictly on their mandated duties.

“Security agencies must adhere to their primary responsibility of protecting lives and properties and avoid involvement in matters beyond their designated roles,” he warned.

He appealed to the people of Kano to continue their lawful activities and assured them of the government’s commitment to their protection.

“We ask for your ongoing support and cooperation as we persevere in our commitment to ensuring your safety,” he said.

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