Kano State Police Command has guaranteed its capacity to provide maximum security for Monday’s official visit by the First Lady, Mrs Oluremi Tinubu.
The Commissioner of police in the state, Hussaini Gumel, who gave the assurance on Saturday while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria via telephone on Saturday, said security personnel deployed, were on red alert and ready to boost the existing security efforts, to ensure the First lady’s seamless visit to Kano.
Gumel said an effective operational order on how to provide security at each of the places that the first lady was expected to visit, had since been issued to the officers deployed for that purpose.
According to him, the command had taken concrete security measures to ensure peaceful activities.
‘’We have mobilised sufficient armed personnel to provide security cover for our First Lady before, during and after the visit,’’ Gumel said.
He also said that the command had already embarked on “Operation Show Force’’ with other security agencies to show the preparedness for the visit.
The Commissioner further explained that the measures were aimed at allowing the residents of the state to welcome the first lady and her entourage without any security threat.
Gumel however advised leaders of political parties in the state to impress on their supporters to shun all forms of violence and thuggery before, during and after the visit.
Gumel said: “We will not tolerate any act capable of bringing confusion before, during and after the visit.’’
The Commissioner warned that any person or group found wanting would be arrested and prosecuted.
It was gathered that a hall will be named after the First Lady, during her visit at Maryam Abacha University in Kano.