Indications have emerged that the police may soon parade the perpetrators
of last breach of peace at the palace of Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi 11,
as the state Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Yusuf, has inaugurated a
powerful team of police detectives to unravel the immediate and remote
cause of the fracas.
It could be recalled that last Saturday, during the traditional Hawan
Daushe, to mark the Eid-El-Kabir, at the Emir’s palace, the Kwankwassiyya
faction of the All Progressive Congress (APC), in their thousands,
converged at Hasiya Bayero Hospital, located opposite the Palace, with an
alleged motive to disrupt the event, which was supposed to be graced by
the state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, a situation which resulted
in a bloody clash.
Speaking to Reporters at the Bompai Police headquarters yesterday, the
Command’s spokesman, DSP Magaji Musa Majia, said investigations into the
fracas will soon be concluded, adding that police, “must bring the
perpetrators to book.”
According to him, “the Kano state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Rabiu Yusuf
inaugurated a powerful team of police detectives headed by the Deputy
Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Intelligence and
Investigation Department, Ahmed Muhammad Azare to immediately embark on
painstaking investigation and find out the immediate and remote causes of
the clash that occurred on the 2nd September, 2017.”
He said the Team’s terms of reference include to: identify the victims,
attackers, their sponsors, masterminds, as well as any action or inaction
taken so far against the police, adding that those found culpable would be
Reacting to press briefing credited to Kwankwasiyya Support Group, held in
Abuja, on September 7 accusing the police of complicity in the matter,
Majia described their claims as, “mischievous, malicious, callous and a
demonstration of shame,” adding that, “their actions portray them as
Giving a graphic account of the incident, Majia said: “the fracas occurred
during ‘HAWAN DAUSHE’ at Emir’s Palace, Kano, on the second day of
Eid-El-Kabir, an occasion organized by the Emirate Council, purely
traditional and not political.
“During the occasion, District Heads (Hakimai) pay homage to His Royal
Highness, the Emir of Kano at ‘KOFAR KUDU.’ On that fateful day, the
Kwankwasiyya faction of APC converged at Hasiya Bayero Hospital in
thousands, with their supporters drawn from Sokoto, Kogi, and other
neighbouring states and various Local Government Areas of Kano state with
the ulterior motive to disrupt the occasion, which was not a
“They were chanting ‘Bamayi! Bamayi!! Bamayi!!!, meaning, ‘we are not in
support, we are not in support, we are not in support.
“This happened when the factional group (Kwankwasiyya), sighted the convoy
of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kano state, Dr. Abdullahi
Umar Ganduje, OFR, approaching the venue of the occasion and suddenly
started pelting the convoy.
“However, with the deliberate cause of chaos, a clash ensued between the
two APC factions. With quick intervention of the police, normalcy was
restored. Some notable Kwankwasiyya’s ardent supporters were rescued from
the ugly incident including former Commissioner in the past
administration, Dr. Yunusa Adamu Dangwani, former SSG, Dr. Rabiu Suleiman
Bichi, former Director Special Services, Alhaji Danyaro Yakasai, and
escorted by the police to their respective residences safely.
“However, it is quite disheartening that these same people that caused the
pandemonium turned a leaf of shame against the police that saved their
lives from being lynched. On no occasion that the Kwankwasiyya faction of
APC sought for audience with the Commissioner of Police and their request
was turned down, such assertion was nothing but an act of mischief.
“The Kano Police Command is calling on all the good citizens of the state
to remain calm, and equally assuring them that no amount of propaganda,
intimidation, misrepresentation and total evasion of facts will deter the
police Command from carrying out its constitutional duties of maintaining
law and order.
“The Nigeria Police will not allow any group or organization under
whatsoever guise to disrupt the relative peace the citizens of Kano state
are currently enjoying. The police Command is hereby issuing a stern
warning to all miscreants under whosoever guise, that it will not fold its
hands and watch thugs hatching ugly situation that may lead to mayhem in
the entire state.
“The Command, therefore, calls on the good people of the state to
collaborate with the Police to unmask these miscreants and perpetrators of
last Saturday are incident as they will be dealt with in accordance to the