The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested two persons, Sharu Abubakar Tabula and Isma’il Iliyasu Mangu for deliberately inciting violence in parts of Kano State.
Public Relations Officer of the DSS, Peter Afunanya in a statement said the duo specifically championed certain political interests and allegedly called on their supporters to violently attack those opposed to them, including security personnel during the March 18, 2023 Governorship and House of Assembly election in the State.
The suspects had separately recorded messages, which they shared through various social media channels.
According to the DSS, “as a result of this development, a particular political party in the state has threatened to organise protests in the metropolis as well as storm offices of some of the security agencies on March 16, in solidarity for the suspects”.
The service therefore alerts the public of this planned illegal action and called on the concerned party to shelve the protest forthwith or face the consequences.
Writing by Emmanuel Ejim; Editing by Muzha Kucha and Annabel Nwachukwu