The Kano Command of the Nigerian Police Force, NPF, has disclosed that it had invited some officials of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for questioning over alleged attack on the Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Ali Pantami by some youths suspected to be members of Kwankwasiyya movement at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport earlier in the week
Addressing journalists on the development on Friday, the command’s spokesman, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa said the party officials were invited to the command headquarters as part of investigation to establish the real perpetrators of the attack for possible arrest and prosecution.
Mr Kiyawa said “of course we invited PDP stalwarts in the state including the state’s chairman of the party, Alhaji Rabi’u S. Bichi; the Director General of PDP campaign organization in 2019 election, Dr Y. A. Dangoni, and the PDP Deputy Governorship candidate, comrade Aminu Abdulsalam. They were invited to the office of the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu and the state Director of Department of State Services were in attendance.”
According to him, investigations were still ongoing and no one had been yet arrested.
Confirming the development, Malam Sanusi Bature Dawakintofa the spokesperson to the PDP gubernatorial candidate in the last election, Abba K. Yusuf, blamed the security personnel attached to the minister for being unprofessional in protecting their principal in a crowded place.
He said the Kwankwasiyya movement, as a body, did not carry out the alleged attack as Grand patron of the movement, Sen Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso had earlier warned members of the group to be law abiding while in the airport to see their friends and relatives off as they leave the country for studies overseas.