Kano moves to free indigenes detained in Abia

Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso

About 486 persons were arrested recently in Abia by security operatives.

—————————————-

The Kano State Government said it had dispatched a delegation to Abia State to secure the release of Kano indigenes among the 486 persons recently arrested by security operatives.

The state’s Commissioner for Information, Danburan Abubakar, said in Kano on Saturday that the delegation have since arrived in Abia and started discussion with the state government officials and security agents.

He said the team, led by the Commissioner for Special Duties, Idris Dambazau, was to find out the exact number of Kano indigenes among the detainees and the nature of their offences.

Mr. Abubakar said the delegation has also been directed to take care of the welfare of the indigenes among the detainees in Abia.

“We directed the team to secure their release, if they were not found guilty of any offence and bring them back home.

“We will not accept a situation where the fundamental human rights of our innocent citizens are infringed upon.

“The committee has been directed to immediately report back its findings to the government for necessary and appropriate action,’’ Mr. Abubakar said.

About 486 persons were arrested recently in Abia by security operatives.

Security sources had told PREMIUM TIMES that 87 of them are suspected to be insurgents, and are being investigated.
(NAN)

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

 

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Donate


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: To place a text-based advert here. Call Willie - +2347088095401


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.