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Abba Yusuf dismisses reports of violence in Kano over the Emirate tussle

Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf has dismissed rife reports of an impending violent protest in the city after the reinstatement of Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano...READ THE FULL STORY HERE▶

Speaking via Baba Dantiye, the State Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs, he said although there was an initial scare, the situation is currently under control.

“The Kano State Government noted with grave concern the reports by some section of the media on the grossly exaggerated and misrepresented alleged violent protests in some parts of the state regarding the recent abrogation of the four emirates and reinstatement of His Highness, Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano,” Dantiye said.

“Given the current tense situation in the state, the need to allay the fears of the public following the reports, reassure them of government commitment to ensuring the protection of their lives and properties and set the record straight, has become necessary to clarify the inaccuracies in the media reports and present the true situation on the ground.”

The commissioner further stated, “While the government is aware of isolated incidents in a few areas by a handful of small children and hired miscreants and thugs, these do not in any way reflect the overall situation.

“Those hired unpatriotic individuals were only aiming to destabilise the state for the personal gain and selfish interests of their paymasters. The great majority of Kano state citizens have shown remarkable restraints and understanding of the sincere action of the state government.

“It also behoves to reiterate that the decision by the administration of Alhaji Abba Yusuf to legally abrogate the emirates and reinstate the 14th Emir of Kano State was made after careful consideration of the best interests of the state. The move has been welcomed by a significant portion of the populace who understands and cherishes the long-term benefits of a unified emirate structure.”

He noted that some political actors are manipulating the situation to create chaos and unrest, adding that these elements are using the media to spread false narratives and incite public disorder.

“Their actions and those of their agents are not representative of the genuine feelings of the citizens of Kano State but are instead driven by selfish ulterior motives,” Dantiye said….Continue The Full Reading.>’.

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