Don’t allow Kano to explode, Tsav tells politicians

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Don’t allow Kano to explode,  Tsav tells politicians

A retired Police Commissioner and commentator on national affairs, Abubakar Tsav, has decried the killings in the North, saying the region is at war with itself.

Tsav, who made the observation in a statement yesterday, said Kano should not be allowed to explode, “because we don’t know if we may also be consumed in the explosion”.

The former Lagos Police Commissioner said despite the catalogue of violence in the region in recent times, leaders were trying to open up another chapter of violence in the ancient city of Kano.

The statement reads in part: “Tempers are rising, while the civilised and law-abiding Kanawas have rushed to court and have obtained a restraining order against the state government.

“We are now virtually sitting on a keg of gun powder waiting for it to explode and consume us and the whole North.”

He appealed to  the Kano State Government and other stakeholders to exercise caution and to comply with the court order restraining it from implementing its new policy.

The retired police officer said security agencies appear to be overstretched and that the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) is even losing weight over this.

He said: “The Northwest, especially Zamfara and adjacent states, have witnessed and are still witnessing senseless killings and kidnappings. This has spread to Katsina, Sokoto and other states.

“The Abuja-Kaduna road is made impassable by kidnappers who are said to be Fulanis, who lost their cows to rustling.”

Tsav decried the posture of leaders, saying they were not even bothered about the security implication of their action and its consequences.

He added: “Let us not make things difficult for the Federal Government of President Muhammadu Buhari. Let us insulate traditional rulers from partisan politics.”

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