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Police deploy 702 special constabularies to Kano

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Nasiru Yusuf

The Nigeria Police Force has deployed 702 special constabularies to Kano to strengthen community policing.

Kano Focus reports that the recruits have undergone two months intensive training at Police College Kaduna under the Community Policing Agenda of the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Abubakar Adamu.

While addressing the newly passed out Special Constabularies on behalf of the Command’s Commissioner of Police Habu Sani, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Sule Balarabe, congratulated them for their successful training and warned them to shun all forms of bribery and corruption.

Mr Balarabe expressed gratitude to Almighty Allah for making the Community Policing Agenda a reality.

He stated that, each one of them is to serve in his respective community where they are expected to use the knowledge acquired towards securing their various communities.

He urged the Special Constabularies to be role models in their communities,  loyal, honest and work hard to make their respective communities safer and secured.

Also speaking the Command’s Chief Imam, Abdulkadir Haruna advised the special constabularies, to use this opportunity to write their name in gold by contributing their quota in securing their respective communities.

“Of many that wanted to join the Constabulary, you are lucky to be successful. Therefore, use the opportunity to write your name in Gold by contributing your quota in securing your respective communities.

“Do not use the uniform against innocent citizens for all actions will be judge by Almighty Allah and he tasked them to fear Allah, respect human rights and do their work diligently,” Mr Haruna said.

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APC wins all chairmanship, councillorship seats in Kano

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won All the 44 local government chairmanship and  484 councillorship seats in Kano state,with total votes of 2, 350, 577 votes.

Kano Focus reports that the Chairman Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC)  Garba Ibrahim Sheka stated this while announcing the results of the elections in Kano on Sunday.

He said even though some minor errors were encountered during the election process, the commission was able to conduct the election successfully .

He commended the efforts of all security agencies during the conduct of the local government poll.

He applauded the commitment of the Kano state government in the successful conduct of the election.

He also appreciated the people of Kano state for their peaceful conduct.

Kano Judiciary constitutes election tribunals

The Chief Judge of kano state Justice Nura Sagir Umar has instituted two local government election tribunals as enshrined under section 36 (1) of kano state Local Government Electoral Law 2002.

A statement issued by spokesperson of Kano Judiciary Baba Jibo Ibrahim said the tribunals will be chaired by Chief Magistrates Hauwa Lawan Umar and Muhammad M. Jibrin

The statement added that the tribunals will hear and determine cases concerning the elections.

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Kano High Court acquits 2 suspected armed robbers detained for 13 years

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A Kano State High Court has disçharged and acquitted two suspected armed robbers accused of killing their victim, Bako Zangina, an offense punishable by death.

Kano Focus reports that Justice Suleman Namalam held that though the court has no doubt that the accused are criminals having been convicted previously, the prosecution has failed to estabilish the ingredient of the offence beyond reasonable doubt in the instant case.

The accused Isyaku Umar otherwise known as ‘Small’ and Ibrahim Suleiman were arraigned in court on three counts charges of conspiracy,attempted armed robbery and culpable homicide punishable by death.

The two accused have been in custody since October 2007 for the alleged killing of Bako Zangina.

The court held that while the prosecution established the death of the victim, it failed to establish three ingredients of offense linking the identity of the accused to the crime thereby creating doubt.

The trial judge held that failure of the prosecution to prove the case beyond reasonable doubt left the court with no option than to discharge and acquitt the two accused.

The two accused persons have been in detention for over 13 years and have previously been tried and convicted for armed robbery.

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Kano wins national award in the fight against TB, leprosy

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Kano State Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program has won the twin National Tuberculosis and Leprosy awards for the year 2020.

Kano Focus reports that, the awards were announced by the Nigeria National TB, Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Control program during the Annual Review meeting held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Capital.

Kano get the award as the state with highest consistent quarterly TB case notification for 2020 and the highest TB testing laboratory using GeneXpert Machine.

This is the first time the state have won such National TB and Leprosy Awards.

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