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Opposition Plotting To Sponsor Violent Protests – Kaduna Govt

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The Kaduna State Government has accused members of the opposition parties of plotting to sponsor violent protests in order to destabilize the state.

The state government made the accusation in a statement issued on Thursday and signed by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.

He said the government has credible intelligence reports of plans by some politicians to instigate their followers to embark on public protests aimed at breaching public peace.

Aruwan said the suspension of street protests or processions remains in place in the overall public interest, adding that security agents have been put on high alert.

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The commissioner, therefore, advised parents, guardians, and community leaders to educate their wards against being used by politicians.

He further said: “In view of the reports, the Government continues to monitor the situation closely, in tandem with security agencies.

“It must be emphasized that persons or groups who engage in actions which could lead to civil unrest, a threat to life, and destruction of property, will not be spared as the full weight of the law will be applied accordingly.

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“The suspension of street protests or processions remains in place, in the overall public interest. Parents, guardians and community leaders are also advised to educate their wards against being used by persons who seek to prey on vulnerable emotions and volatile atmospheres to generate chaos.”

This is coming two days after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Senator Uba Sani of the All Progressives Congress (APC) the winner of the Kaduna governorship election.

Sani polled 730,002 votes, to defeat Mohammed Isa Ashiru of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored  719,196 votes.

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