Kano gov stops 13 from joining ISIS

ā€¦ Emirate Council suspends village head over illicit relationship with 13-year-old girl

From Desmond Mgboh, Kano

KANO State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has confirmed the arrest of 13 persons, believed to be on the way to Libya to join the dreaded Islamic group, Islamic State for Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Making the allegation on Tuesday, during a police-organised press conference at Bompai Police headquarters, the governor said the suspects were not only a threat to their country of destination but, were also likely threats to neighbouring countries like Libya, including Nigeria.

He commended the police for a job well and tasked them to continue on the same note of effective policing of the state.

Speaking also, Kano State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Muhmmad Musa Katsina added that the arrested suspects were in possession of fake travelling passports to Libya. He expressed fear that they had the potential of joining a terrosist group once they get into Libya.

Meanwhile, a village head in Goron-Maje town in Dambatta Council of Kano State, Alhaji Usman Musa Muhammad has been suspended from office following allegations of illicit relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

The Kano Emirate Council announced his suspension and told newsmen that the suspension was to give way for proper investigation into the alleged act.

Galadima Kano, Alhaji Abbas Sanunsi , who gave details of the development to reporters said already, a committee has been raised by the council to investigate the allegations and establish the truth of the matter.

Members of the committee comprised representatives from the Emirate Council and the Kano State Hisbah Board.

The village head, it was alleged, had had carnal knowledge of the girl on several occasions.

Commander General of Kano State Hibah Board, Sheikh Aminu Ibrahim Daurawa, indicated interest in the matter, and added that the board will invite the village head for questioning.

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