Police grills Ganduje’s commissioner for ordering supporters to attack Kwankwaso

Kano State Police Command on Monday, quizzed Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s Commissioner for Special Duties, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas Sunusi.

The invitation followed Sunday’s bloody clash between members of the Kwankwasiyya (supporters of former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso) and Gandujiyya (Ganduje’s supporters) in which six people were injured.

The police had arrested his two children and a house maid.

Police spokesman, DSP Magaji Majia, told newsmen in Kano that the commissioner was asked to appear after a petition submitted by a private lawyer.

He revealed the identity of the two Abdullahi Abbas’ children arrested as Sani Abbas and Abbas Abbas, while the maid is Nazeephy Shawuya.

Abbas, in a recording that leaked to the media, allegedly incited people against Kwankwaso, a sitting senator.

Describing the politician as the “political Satan of Kano”, Sunusi confessed organising previous attacks against Kwankwaso.

Sunusi said: “I am thanking Governor Ganduje and I want to assure our party men that from today the whistle of politics is blown on our in-house opposition. We met in Minjibir and dealt with them (Kwankwaso’s supporters); we met outside the emir’s palace during the Sallah celebration ( when Kwankwasiyya was attacked) and they tasted our wrath.

“Now their leader is coming and we will receive him at Kwanar Dangora or at Dakatsalle, you may be aware after the holy pilgrimage performed by Muslims the final act is the symbolic stoning of Satan, so you all should await official announcement of the day you will all be directed to stone the political Satan of Kano.

“We are not afraid of anybody; we will even take the battle to his (Kwankwaso’s) room. Finally, my counterparts, let’s work to destroy Kwankwaso, as you all know he is afraid of us.”

Kwankwaso, now a senator representing Kano Central senatorial zone, is expected to be in the state on January 31.

The senator last visited Kano in May, 2015.

Ganduje was Kwankwaso’s deputy for eight years.

Both men fell apart shortly before Ganduje took over from him.

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