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BREAKING: Heavily armed DSS Operatives, others take over Sheik Abduljabar’s Mosque, house

Combat ready security agents on Thursday morning took over both the residents and seminaries of popular Kano cleric, Sheik Abduljabar Nasiru Kabara, to forestall breach of peace following Kano state government ban on his religious activities.

The operatives mainly drafted by the Department of State Security, DSS are heavily armed were seen in strategic positions within and around both facilities.

Kano state government on Wednesday night prohibited the cleric from preaching, and shut his seminaries following tension and possible sectarian violence due largely to what government spokesman described as too
incendiary.

The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, told Reporters in Kano that the decision was part of the state Executive Council’s resolutions at its weekly meeting held at the Africa House, Government House.


Mr. Garba also announced that all seminaries run by the clergyman would be shut down pending investigation by security agencies.

He explained that the council further directed all broadcast stations and social media platforms to abstain from airing of such enflaming preachings, sermons, propagation and any other religious discussions in the interest of peace and tranquility in the state.

The commissioner also revealed security agencies have been directed to ensure full compliance and take decisive action against any person or group found flouting the order.

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