Tension As Plan to Sponsor And Instigate Violence Is Uncovered
There is breaming tension as the Kaduna state government disclosed that it has intelligence that some politicians are ready to sponsor and instigate their followers to disturb public peace in the state.
Samuel Aruwan, the state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, March 23. According to Aruwan, the agenda of the politicians include: “Storming the streets in a manner which could lead to a breakdown of law and order in the state.”
He added that the government is monitoring the situation alongside security agencies. The commissioner warned that anyone or group caught in the act of causing lawlessness in the state would be made to face the full weight of the law.
According to Aruwan:
“The suspension of street protests or processions remains in place, in the overall public interest.”
He then called on parents, guardians and community leaders to warn and caution their wards against being used by those bent on exploring a volatile atmosphere and their vulnerable emotions to create tension in the state. The government is raising the alarm a few days after the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Uba Sani, was announced as the winner of the March 18 governorship election in Kaduna state.
Many of the opposition parties in the state, including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have rejected the outcome of the poll, citing irregularities and violence.