The Kano State Police Command has banned a mass wedding organised by a group loyal to former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso.
A statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Magaji Majiya explained that the action was taken because the wedding coincided with the state government’s planned empowerment programme event slated for August 20.
“The police has banned the two ceremonies indefinitely as security intelligence available at our disposal revealed that some disgruntled elements are preparing to use the occasions to cause havoc in the state.
“Our prime responsibility is to ensure peace, tranquillity, protection of lives and property as well as maintenance of law and order,’’ the statement said.
The statement added that the Commissioner of Police would invite the organisers of the two events for a meeting with a view to resolving the issues.