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‘Thugs attempted to kill’ — Shekarau petitions IGP over attack on Kano APC office

‘Thugs attempted to kill’ — Shekarau petitions IGP over attack on Kano APC office
December 03
19:33 2021

Ibrahim Shekarau, a former governor of Kano, and Barau Jibrin, senator representing Kano north, have petitioned Usman Baba, inspector-general of police (IGP), over the attack on their campaign office.

On Thursday, thugs razed the office that serves as a meeting point of the Shekarau and Jibrin faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano.

The police have also arrested 13 suspects linked to the attack.

In the petition dated December 2, the former governor and the senator alleged that the attack on the office was triggered by a high court verdict that sacked executives of the faction of Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano governor.

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“You will recall that on November 30, an FCT High Court had delivered judgement in a suit concerning the Kano APC congresses and the said judgement did not go down with those who lost in the case,” the petition reads.

“Regrettably, however, instead of fighting their cause through due legal process, these frustrated elements resorted to carrying out the criminal acts mentioned above.

“They also tried to burn our party office located along Zaria road and kill or inflict bodily harm to its occupants.

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“They also passed by our respective residences with armed thugs chanting war songs in an attempt to unleash violence on law-abiding citizens.”

While accusing supporters loyal to Ganduje’s faction of being behind the attack, they asked the IGP to ensure that everyone found culpable faces the law.

“In the circumstances, therefore, we hereby write to request you, sir, to use your good offices to thoroughly investigate this matter with a view to bringing everyone involved to book and forestall any further breakdown of law and order as well as prevent reprisal attacks,” they said.

“Their hope is to see reprisal attacks from our side so as to turn Kano into a killing field.

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“In spite of the threats and provocations, however, as responsible leaders, we shall continue to be law abiding, hoping that you will address our complaint as appropriate.”

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