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#EndSARS: Governor Sets Up Peace Committee As Police Arrest 25 Suspected Thugs

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Wednesday inaugurated a 17-member peace committee to investigate events during the protests whereby property were destroyed.

In Kano, the peaceful protest by #EndSARS campaigners was hijacked by thugs who unleashed mayhem on public and private properties, especially in the Sabon Gari area of the city

Addressing members of the committee at the Government House, Kano, the governor urged them to meet with leaders of ethnic communities toward achieving mutual understanding and building sustainable peace.

“The incident is worrisome, however our committee members will sensitise the youth on law and order as well as the negative effects of vandalism,” Ganduje Said.

The committee members consist of different pressure groups and individuals such as religious leaders and the business community.

Among the members are Rev. Adeyemi Samuel and Igwe Boniface representing the Christian Association of Nigeria as well as
representatives of youth groups and ethnic nationalities.

Meanwhile, the Police Command in Kano State has announced the arrest of 25 suspected thugs in connection with the violence during the protests on Tuesday.

The Commissioner of Police Kano State Command, CP Habu Ahmad Sani, announced the arrests on Wednesday evening during a roundtable with the Coalition of Northern Youth for Peaceful Coexistence headed by Comrade Khalid Sunusi Kani.

“The police command will ensure justice and also track any person who has a hand on the unlawful activities,” he said.

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