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Kano govt sacks commissioner over death threat to judges



Abba Kabir Yusuf

Kano State Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has fired the commissioner who threatened judges presiding over the state’s governorship election petition tribunal.

In a now viral video making the rounds on social media, Commissioner of Land and Physical Planning, Adamu Kibiya, was heard asking the judges to choose between their lives and their work while delivering the judgement.

Speaking during a protest organised by members of the ruling New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in the state, he said, “People voted for us, and some people are attempting to do injustice. We want to tell the judges that we will not accept this. Any judge who is willing to deprive us of our rights will regret it. Whatever will happen, we won’t care.”

However, speaking to journalists in Kano‘s Government House on Friday, Commissioner of Information Baba Halilu Dantiye claimed the governor had ordered Kibiya’s immediate removal.

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