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Why We Didn’t Shoot Kano’s Deputy Governor – Police



Police in Kano has disclosed why they did not shoot Kano State Deputy Governor Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna and Commissioner for Local Government, Alhaji Murtala Sule Garo at the Nassarawa local government collation centre, Sunday.

Recall that Naija News reported that Gawuna and Garo were at the collation center on Sunday when some youths, allegedly led by the commissioner, tore the results sheet, which started violence

While speaking with newsmen, Police Public Relations Officer DSP Haruna Abdullahi said: “We are trained to protect lives and properties of Nigerian citizens. We are trained to arrest or invite anybody that violates laws of the land and bring him to justice. We are not trained to kill anybody.

“Our job as law enforcement in Kano is to ensure that people respect law and order but not killing. Those who violate the laws at the center were arrested,” he said.

He said Garo and Alhaji Lamin Sani, chairman of Nassarawa Local Government were arrested for allegedly destroying the result sheet.

He said Gawuna was neither arrested nor detained by the police, saying the deputy governor was rather rescued from the scene.

He said the investigation into the matter had commenced, assuring members of the public that whoever was found culpable would face the wrath of the law.

Source: Naija News

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