A former governor of Kano State, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau and five other federal lawmakers in the state have written an open letter to the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman over the setting ablaze of the campaign office of Senator Barau in Kano on Thursday.
The letter, dated December 2, was signed by Senator Shekarau (Kano Central), Senator Barau (Kano South), and four members of the House of Representatives including; Nasiru Abdua, Tijjani Abdulkadir Jobe, Shaaban Sharada and Haruna Isa Dederi.
The federal lawmakers hinged the incident on Senator Barau’s campaign office on the November 30 judgement of the FCT High Court which dismissed the executive of the group of the party belonging to the state government.
An FCT High Court had on Tuesday ruled in support of the group of the APC, belonging to Senator Shekarau’s camp. The recent congress of the party had divided the ruling party into two.
In the letter, the lawmakers accused some members loyal to the state government, who had been the brains behind the attack.
They then implored the Inspector General of Police to investigate the matter, noting that should anything happen to the lawmakers and their supporters, security agencies should be informed of whom to investigate
“In the circumstances, therefore, we hereby write to request you, sir, to use your good offices to thoroughly investigate this matter to bring everyone involved to book and forestall any further breakdown of law and order as well as prevent reprisal attacks.
“They hope to see reprisal attacks from our side to turn Kano into a killing field. Despite threats and provocations, however, as responsible leaders, we shall continue to be law-abiding that you will address our complaint as appropriate,” they appealed to the IGP.
Kano APC denies involvement in Senator’s office attack
Reacting, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has denied the accusations made by Senator Ibrahim Shekarau Group against some of its officials and public servants over Thursday’s incident on the office of the Senator representing Kano North, Senator Barau Jibrin in Kano.
Debunking the allegation in a press release, Ahmed S. Aruwa, Public Relations Officer of the APC in Kano, depicted the allegation as lies and capable of tarnishing the image of the officials as well as the party for its tolerance even in the face of provocations.
He stated that it was unfortunate that some of the officials the group blamed for involvement in the attack have been out of the country for days, and questioned how they could possibly be part of the reported violence.
Aruwa said that the APC and its members are law abiding and have no reason to involve in any vehemence and further vowed that they would always remain the same.