From Mustapha Adamu, Kano
Kano State Commissioner of Police, Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko has warned Fulani herders entering the state to get clearance from Police command of the state they are leaving for Kano.
Addressing journalists shortly after emergency security meeting with heads of security agencies at his office yesterday, Dikko said any Fulani herder that enter Kano without the clearance would be out rightly turned back.
He said the development is part of the security arrangements that have been made by his command in a bid to maintain peace and security in the second most populous state in the country.
He said “today in the morning I had meeting with the leaders of Fulanis. There are two issues here, Fulanis who are now coming in with their cattle and what have you. So, when we heard about that information, we discussed it with other security agencies.
“And the meeting I had in my office this morning with leaders of Fulanis from Kaduna, Katsina and Jigawa. I discussed with them to give US whatever information and to block whoever that is coming in without necessary authorities from the Police of the state they are coming from.
“ So, there must be a sort of letter, showing that they are coming to Kano from that state. So, anyone who come without clearance from our Police formation from the state they are coming from will definitely be stopped and turned back to where they come from.
“We will not accept anybody coming here illegally. We may not know the kind persons they are. They may be criminals. They may be bandits or other bad people. So, we will not accept it here in Kano,” he emphasised
The CP also reaffirmed commitment of the command in providing adequate security to all citizens and foreigners residing in the state.
He said the Command was working tirelessly in ensuring synergy with other security agencies in Kano towards ensuring maximum security of lives and properties.
The Commissioner maitained that they have mapped out security strategies on ensuring security of expatrates who are conducting legitimate businesses in the state.
He noted that Kano, being the commercial nerve centre of the Northern Nigeria has over five thousand expatriates who resides in the state for commercial and other related matters.
The commissioner maitained the command would soon start arresting blacksmith who produce and sells dangerous weapons such as cutlass, sword and knives to thugs, warning that they would be accused of aiding thuggery in the state.
Dikko added that the command had concluded arrangements of expanding the Anti-Daba unit with the sole aim of curtailing thuggery in the state.