August 14, 2018

The bad news from Kano (Punch)

The bad news from Kano (Punch)

There is no doubt that Nigeria is gradually sliding into a police state going by the stomach-churning advice by the Kano State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Rabiu Yusuf, that a former state governor and current senator, Rabiu Kwankwaso, should shelve his scheduled January 30 visit to Kano, his home state.  What is going on, for God’s sake, in Kano State?  Why have the police, acting in concert with the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, decided to declare Kwankwaso more or less a persona non grata in his own state?

The police are trying to unconscionably abridge the freedom of movement and civil liberties of Kwankwaso.  But as of the time of writing this piece, Kwankwaso had reportedly said the police cannot stop him from going to Kano to peacefully see his constituents.  He is very right on that score. Read more

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