#EndSARS: Igbos apologize over violent protest in Kano

One of the burnt car on Airport road in Kano, during the protest on Tuesday.

The Igbo Community in Kano has apologised to the state government and residents over the recent violence and destruction of property as a result of the EndSARS protest.

The Igbo leader in Kano, Igwe Boniface Igbokwe made the call while briefing newsmen shortly after stakeholders meeting organised on the issue on Saturday in Kano.

The stakeholders meeting was organised by the Chairman, Fagge Local Government Area, Alhaji Ibrahim Shehi.

Solacebase reports that violent protest in Kano on Tuesday claimed 4 lives, 15 vehicles burnt, stores looted and many houses destroyed.

According to Igbokwe, who is also the Co-Chairman, Kano State peace Committee, the act by the youths in the Sabon Gari area must be condemned, saying it is not the character of true Igbo.

He added that the Igbo Community in Kano is not in support of such evil acts, describing it as a criminal act.

“The protesters came to my house throwing stones because i did not support them to stage the protest. Because I cannot support evil.

“I earlier appealed to them not to embark on the protest because Kano is a peaceful state, and at the same time volatile.” He said.

The Igbo leader further called on the security agencies in the State to do the needful on anyone who failed to abide by the law and order.

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While calling on his subjects to desist from such unacceptable acts,  commended the state government for its proactive measures.

Also speaking, the Commissioner of Police in Kano, Abu Sani urged the Community leaders in Kano, especially the Igbos to warn their subjects against any act capable of breaking the existing peace in the State.

The Commissioner, represented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, in charge of operations, Balarabe Sule, said the police in Kano will no longer tolerate any act of violent protest that can stop people in Kano from their normal activities.

“The organisers are of the protest are on contract and mission to break the peace and unity in Kano, and they will never achieve that.

.”Therefore, you should talk to your people to remain in peace as from today, the protesters are hoodlums, crooks, criminals and faceless people who have nothing doing.

“They only used the opportunity to break people property, to steal and break the existing peace in the area.

Also speaking, the Chairman Fagge Local Government Area, Ibrahim Shehi said the stakeholders meeting discussed on the security issues and a way forward.

He assured that with the stakeholders meeting, such criminal act will never happen in the area and the state in general.

Shehi also commended the State government for its tireless efforts towards ensuring the safety of people and their properties in the State.

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