Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Police Seal Kwankwaso’s Residence In Kano Over Plan To Conduct Mass Wedding Despite Ban

Armed policemen today sealed the residence of former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, located on Lugard Road in Kano. The house also serves as headquarters of the group loyal to the former governor popularly known as Kwankwasiyya.

The Commissioner of Police in the State, Rabiu Yusuf, confirmed the development to journalists.

The commissioner who spoke through the police spokesman, Magaji Majiya, said the action followed an intelligence report that there was a plan to conduct a mass wedding in the house.

“We have directed our men to seal the residence because of an intelligence report that there is a plan to conduct mass wedding in the house,” the commissioner said.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN reports that armed policemen were deployed to the area and were keeping vigil on the house, turning back motorists plying the road.

The state police command had on Aug.18 banned a mass wedding organised by a group loyal to the former governor. The police spokesman said in a statement that the event was stopped because it coincided with the state government’s planned empowerment programme slated for Aug. 20.