By Biola Adebayo
The Kano Youth Organization in Abuja has condemned the resurgence of political thuggery popularly known as “Daba” in Kano state.
This is contained in a statement issued by the organization’s public relations officer Alhassan A. Bala.
The statement said “The organization has been monitoring activities of youths in the state and has now realized that a large number of youths have been involved in the menace during political parties gathering and rallies. ”
Bala said the organization deems it very important to call on politicians not to mortgage the future of the state by involving productive youths in thuggery which at the end will result in possible loss of lives and valuable properties.
” Our state is currently facing a major challenge of drug abuse involving males and females. We are not ready for other vices capable of consuming the state as we are gradually bouncing back from the aftermath of Boko Haram attacks in the past few years” the statement added.
” Kano Youths are known for their creativity and productivity so it is very important that politicians encourage them by empowering them to get involved in entrepreneurship and other business rather than given them petty money.”
“We also urged Kano Youth not to take themselves back to the year 2003 and 2007 that the city seriously battle with thugs, that led to the loss of lives and properties”
KAYOAB spokesman further commended Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II for his resilience and involvement in the fight against drug abuse in the state. We want him to also look into the matter of thuggery facing the state presently.
He also called on Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris to ordered his men to deal with the problem irrespective of political inclination.