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.
Igwe Dr Boniface Ibekwe, the Igbo leader in Kano, gave the apology while briefing newsmen shortly after a stakeholders meeting organised on the issue over the weekend.
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 is condemnable, saying it is not the character of true Igbo.
He said 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 cannot 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 volatile,” 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 and called on the Igbo to desist from such unacceptable acts. He also commended the state government for its proactive measures.
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.
He said 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 hoodlums, crooks, criminals and faceless people who have nothing doing.
“They only used the opportunity to break people’s property, to steal and break the existing peace in the area.