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Police cancel political rallies in Kano as violence escalates
Police cancel political rallies in Kano as violence escalates

Political rallies in Kano state have been cancelled following the clash between supporters of the All Progressive Congress,, APC, and New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, on Thursday, February 23.

Supporters of the political parties clashed during the grand finale of their rallies held ahead of this weekend’s presidential and national assembly elections.

Kano state police command has already invited the leadership of APC, PDP and NNPP for an emergency meeting where they were cautioned of possible security threats in the state.

Confirming that all political rallies in the state have been cancelled, the police said in a statement;

“You recall that (three) political parties via APC, NNPP, and PDP informed the command of their rallies scheduled for Thursday, February 23, 2023, within Kano metropolis.

“In view of the precarious security situation in the state and the country in general, the commissioner of Police summoned the representatives of the three political parties to an emergency meeting to find a solution to the impasse.

“It is therefore advice that all political parties postpone the planned presidential/national assembly rallies to a later date after the February 25 elections.”

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