The Igbo Community in Kano State has apologised to the state government and residents over the recent violence and destruction of property as a result of the EndSARS protest.
The Igbo leader in Kano, Igwe Dr Boniface Ibekwe made the apology while briefing newsmen shortly after a stakeholders meeting organised on the issue on Saturday in Kano.
Kano Daily reports that the stakeholders meeting was organised by the Chairman, Fagge Local Government Area, Alhaji Ibrahim Shehi.
According to Ibekwe, who is also the Chairman, Kano State peace Committee, the act by the youths in Sabon Gari area must be condemned, saying it is not the character of true Igbo.
He added that the Igbo Community in Kano is not in support of such evil acts, describing it as act criminal act.
“The protesters came to my house throwing stones because i did not support them to stage the protest. Because i can not support evil.
“I earlier appealed to them not to embark on the protest because Kano it is a peaceful state, and at the same time volutile.” He said.
The Igbo leader further called on the security agencies in the State to do the needful on anyone who failed to abide by the law and order.
While calling on his subjects to desist from such unacceptable acts, commended the state government for its proactive measures.
Also speaking, the Commissioner of Police in Kano, CP Abu Sani urged the Community leaders in Kano, especially the Igbo to warn their subjects against any act capable of breaking the existing peace in the State.
The Commissioner, was represented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, in charge of operations, Balarabe Sule.
According to him, the police in Kano will no longer tolerate any act of violent protest that can stop people in Kano from their normal activities.
“The organisers are of the protest are on contract and mission to break the peace and unity in Kano, and they will never achieved.
“Therefore, you should talk to your people to remain in peace as from today. the protesters are hudlums, croocks, criminals and faceless people who have nothing doing.
“They only used the opportunity to break people property, to steal and break the existing peace in the area.
Also responding to newsmen, the Chairman Fagge Local Government Area, Ibrahim Shehi said the stakeholders meeting was discuss on the security issues and a way forward.
He assured that with the stakeholders meeting, such criminal act will never happened in the area and the state in general.
Shehi also commended the State government for its tireless efforts towards ensuring safety of people and their properties in the State.