IPOB: Gov. Ganduje promises security of non-indigenes of Kano

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From Ibrahim Ismail, Kano
Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has assured
non-indigenes living in the state that his administration would remain
committed to promoting peace and security.
He described the unfortunate events in Abia state and some parts of
South Eastern Nigeria as unfortunate and an attempt to cause
unnecessary tension and instability in the country.
The governor, who spoke during a meeting on Wednesday night, with
leaders of different ethnic groups in Kano, however appealed to
youths, especially in the Northern part of the country not to engage
in reprisal attacks.
“Two wrongs can never make a right. I am sure no reasonable person
will support what happened recently in the East. However, we told the
Northern youth leaders, when they visited us, that they should
exercise restraint and not engage in counter attacks”, he stated.
Governor Ganduje told the ethnic leaders that his administration was
in contact with all relevant segments of the society, to ensure that
nobody should be harm and that everybody goes about his own business
without fear of intimidation.
“We have called you to give you confidence and to let you know that we
are not asleep. We are working very hard, coordinating with various
stakeholders to ensure peace prevails”, the governor maintained.
In his remarks, the President, Ethnic Communities in Kano, Dr. Jimpat
Ayelangbe urged the governor to use his influence among his
colleagues, to ensure that national unity was not threatened anywhere
in the country.
Also commenting, the President, Ibgo Community in Kano, Chief Ebenezer
Chima and the Chief of Edo Community, Chief Fred Akhegbe,
disassociated their communities from what they described as
“unfortunate developments in the East”, saying they would do anything
possible to help in maintaining harmony and security in Kano.

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