Hours after the opposition New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, called for the removal of the Kano State Commissioner of Police, Mamman Dauda, over alleged bias, the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba, has transferred him to Plateau State on election duty.
On Sunday, the NNPP threatened to embark on mass protests across the 44 local government areas of Kano State against the arrest and detention of over 100 of its key members.
The party said unless the CP is removed and penalized for his misconduct, the protest will continue.
Addressing a press conference on behalf of the NNPP in Kano on Sunday, the Kano North senatorial candidate of the party, Baffa Bichi, alleged that the state commissioner of police, Mamman Dauda, is conspiring with the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to subvert the March 15 governorship election.
Reports say the IGP transferred Mr. Dauda to Plateau and posted CP Mohammed Yakubu to Kano.
Daily Nigerian reports that the IGP also posted top police officers to man each of the 109 senatorial districts in the country during the election.
In a fresh posting after the sudden cancellation of the previous one, the IGP posted CP Ita Uku-Udom to Kano Central Senatorial District; CP Sunday Babaji to Kano South Senatorial District; and DCP Abaniwonda Olufemi to Kano North.