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Niger Coup: Kano Police Commissioner debunks reports of protest



Nigeria Police

The Police Commissioner in Kano State, Mr Hussaini Gumel, has denied reports making the rounds that residents embarked on a protest over the planned deployment of military personnel by ECOWAS to restore constitutional order in Niger Republic.

According to NAN Gumel disclosed this on Saturday in a telephone interview that the command was not aware of any protest by residents of the city against the proposed troops deployment.

“I am just hearing the report from you on the so-called demonstration by Kano residents because of the political situation in Niger Republic.

“So, frankly speaking I have not given any person or group of residents permission to embark on demonstration because of the political happenings in our next-door neighbour, Niger Republic.

“You can see Kano is a peaceful State and we will continue to provide security to enable residents to move about their businesses without threats to lives and property,” he said.