The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested the duo of Sharu Abubakar Tabula and Isma’il Iliyasu Mangu for deliberately inciting violence in parts of Kano State.
It was gathered that the suspects had separately recorded messages, which they shared through various social media channels.
In those potentially harmful messages, they specifically championed certain political interests and directly called on their supporters to violently attack those opposed to them, including security personnel during the 18th March, 2023 Governorship and House of Assembly election in the State.
As a result of this development, a particular political party in Kano has threatened to organise protest march in the metropolis as well as storm offices of some of the security agencies on 16th March, 2023 in solidarity for the suspects.
However, DSS has called on the concerned party to shelve it forthwith or be ready to face the consequences.
The DSS assures that it will not idly watch misguided persons or groups undermine the peace and security of the state.
Meanwhile, the Service is collaborating with sister security agencies to ensure that adequate security is provided for a successful electoral exercise. Aside Kano, the Service recently arrested similar subversive elements that threatened violence in other States of the Federation