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Post-election: Protest in Kaduna at your risk, El-Rufai warns politicians



Kaduna State governor Malam Nasir El-Rufai
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Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai on Thursday said, his government was monitoring developments after last Saturday’s governorship and State Assembly elections.

In a statement issued by the State Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said there is a credible intelligence at its disposal that some politicians are sponsoring and instigating their supporters against the government. com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js">

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The statement which was obtained by CAPITAL POST in Kaduna, warned politicians planning to protest or instigate violence in order to cause public disturbance risked being dealt with by the State government.

Part of the statement read: “The Kaduna State Government is in receipt of credible intelligence reports revealing plans by some politicians to sponsor and instigate their followers towards unruly public actions. These include storming the streets in a manner which could lead to a breakdown of law and order in the state.

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“In view of these reports, the Government continues to monitor the situation closely, in tandem with security agencies.

“It must be emphasized that persons or groups who engage in actions which could lead to civil unrest, threat to life and destruction of property, will not be spared as the full weight of the law will be applied accordingly.

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“The suspension of street protests or processions remains in place, in the overall public interest.

“Parents, guardians and community leaders are also advised to educate their wards against being used by persons who seek to prey on vulnerable emotions and volatile atmospheres to generate chaos.”

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