APC says Kwankwaso is a security threat to Kano, demands arrest

Kwankwaso had blamed the federal government for attempting to disrupt the peace in Kano state by listening to advice from the past administration.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has urged Nigerian security to arrest the 2023 presidential candidate of the New Nigerian People’s Party, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso.

The Kano State APC chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas, made the call in a statement on Tuesday.

“Nigeria Security owes an urgent responsibility of not only arresting Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso who is behind the allegations but they must make him mention those who are sponsoring the insecurity in the State,” Abbas said.

Recall that Kwankwaso had blamed the federal government for attempting to disrupt the peace in Kano state by listening to advice from the past administration.

Kwankwaso who spoke in Hausa Language at the flag off of the 82-kilometer Madobi rural road project, was reacting to the ongoing emirate tussle crisis in Kano State.

“We will not fold our arms and watch enemies of our state destroy the peace and harmonious coexistence of our people, as we shall do everything we can to support the governor. He will not be distracted from doing his work. There are people from Kano who are enemies of the state who are advising the federal government on how to plunge Kano into a state of emergency, but the good people of Kano will not allow this to happen,” he said.

However, the Kano APC chair urged security agencies to not only detain Kwankwaso but to make him identify those allegedly recruiting Boko Haram terrorists under the Federal Government’s directives.

“We want to call on security agents in the strongest terms to arrest this man so that he reveals the identity of the people he referred to as enemies of the state working for the Federal Government to recruit Boko Haram terrorists and insurgents,” the statement said.


Abass condemned the comments, saying they indicate a sinister plan by Kwankwaso to cause unrest in Kano.

“Kwankwaso has for long been a security threat to Kano and the nation in view of his antecedents,” he alleged.

He accused Kwankwaso of leading a cult-like movement (Kwankwasiyya) and recruiting youths, mostly school dropouts, to perpetrate violence in the state.

The statement also recalled that before and during the 2023 election, numerous youths were allegedly recruited and empowered by Kwankwaso to intimidate the public through physical attacks and property destruction in addition to threats made by Kwankwaso and his associates against judges during the legal battle over the governorship election.

Since the controversial reappointment of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as Emir, Abbas claimed that armed thugs have been stationed at the Emir’s Palace, where illicit substances are openly sold, posing a threat to nearby residents.

Culled from ir