Following a fight between youth and religious groups in Hisbah, Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje called for calm on Wednesday.
The corps, which is in charge of enforcing Sharia law, reportedly invaded Abba Road in Sabon Gari and confiscated crates of alcohol worth millions of naira from vendors.
According to reports, the action enraged the local youth, who mobilized and began blocking the streets with bonfires.
When the cops arrived, they allegedly assaulted residents and made indiscriminate arrests.
In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, the governor advised the public not to use the circumstance to perpetrate violence that might throw the state into disorder.
The state government, according to Ganduje,
He urged Kano’s youth to work toward maintaining a harmonious and peaceful coexistence among the city’s various ethnic groups.
Security agencies will not be afraid to address threats to peace, law, and order, even if it means making difficult decisions in the public good, according to the governor.
“As a government working for the peace, security, unity and progress of the state, we will not toy with our constitutional and statutory responsibility,’’ he said.
Ganduje added that the government, security agencies and people of conscience would continue to work for peace, law, and order.
He urged security operatives to “always be civil” in the discharge of their responsibilities.