Heavy-armed police officers have reportedly sealed off the residence of former Governor of Kano state, the incumbent Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso.
The house, located at Lugard Road is a few minutes-drive away from the Kano government house. Also, Kwankwaso’s lodge road residence, which serves as the headquarters of Kwankwasiyya movement, was sealed up over supposed plan by the ex-governor to conduct mass wedding. The police public relations officer Magaji Majia, confirming the development, said: “We have directed our men to seal the residence, following an intelligent report that there is plan to conduct mass wedding at the house. “Police did not issue permit for any mass wedding at the residence.”
Meanwhile, a Kwankwasiyya Movement insider said that “the mass wedding was conducted on Monday secretly, with only the bride and groom and next of kin in attendance, including some selected Islamic scholars”. Kwankwaso was elected as the governor of Kano State between 1999 and 2003, under the flag of the People’s Democratic Party. In 2015 he was among five PDP governors who defected to the All Progressives Congress. Later Kwankwaso contested the APC presidential primaries but lost to Muhammadu Buhari.