Police have launched a manhunt for Kano residents that were booing the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero at a public event on Sunday.
The incident happened at the re-commissioning of the Hasiya Bayero Paediatric Hospital by the state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf with the emir in attendance.
Some people, who the police have now declared as criminals, chanted words like “New government, new Emir”, “We want Sanusi Back”, “Emir Bayero is not our Emir” among others.
The State Commissioner of Police, Usaini Gumel, in an interaction with journalists on Monday, confirmed that six of the ‘criminals’ have been identified.
The CP explained that the abusive chants against the emir were acts capable of causing unrest in the state.
He further described the perpetrators as “Saboteurs and enemies of the state”.
“The event was going on smoothly with His Excellency the executive governor in attendance, but unfortunately at the tail end of the event, some miscreants were heard chanting words to destabilize the event.
“These miscreants were not invited but they were intruders that came to the event; perhaps sponsored by persons with particular interest to cause disruption. They formed an unlawful assembly which is a criminal offence,” the CP stated.
He confirmed that detectives, while analysing video footage from the event, have identified six persons and that more footage are being analysed to identify others involved after which they will be arrested and prosecuted, including anyone identified as sponsors.
CP Gumel warned that “Traditional institution is a sacred institution and anyone who thinks he can play around for one reason or the other to destabilise the peace in the state by bringing politics into traditional institution is number one an enemy of the state, a saboteur and a criminal that the police will not allow to go scot free. We are on our toes and wherever they are, we will arrest them.”