Former Kano state governor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, has insisted that nothing can stop him from embarking on the trip, despite warnings from the state’s police.
The state police command had warned of a security threat to the government during his visit to the state on Tuesday.
For peace and stability to reign in the state, the police had appealed to Kwankwaso to defer the proposed visit.
The Kano State Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Yusuf, during a press briefing, on Friday, cautioned Kwankwaso that he could face the wrath of the law if violence erupts during his visit.
“It is the candid view of the police that such a visit should be shelved by Kwankwaso until the tension generated by the planned visit subsides and security in the state is neutralised,” Yusuf said.
However, in a response to the police, Kwankwaso said nothing would stop him from visiting Kano to meet his constituents.
Kwankwaso’s spokesperson, Binta Sipikin, said his mission was to visit friends, families and other relations that, for a long time, he had not seen.
“We coordinated the visit with camera drones and other apparatus that will make the visit a hitch-free homecoming,” she said.
Also, the head of his security team, Idris Dambazau, urged supporters to continue their preparation to receive Kwankwaso on Tuesday as planned.
Dambazau said the senator would not yield to the advice given to him by the police to shelve the visit.
Meanwhile, a former Secretary to the Kano State Government, Dr. Rabiu Bichi, on Saturday, said, the state police commissioner would be held liable if Kwankwaso was attacked during his visit.
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )