In an attempt to forestall a breach of peace, the Kano government has banned one of the state’s popular Islamic clerics, Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, and shut his mosque over an alleged violence-inciting comment.
Necessary security agencies were consequently briefed to ensure implementation of the ban.
Muhammad Garba, Kano State commissioner for information, said the decision to ban the controversial cleric was to give peace a chance and curb what looks like a brewing religious crisis.
The Kano State Government reportedly accused of insulting the companions of Holy Prophet Muhammad and was also said to have been involved in a clash with the Sunni Muslim clerics while openly showing interest and affiliation with the Shiite group in the state.
The state government has ordered the state commissioner of police and other security agencies to ensure compliance to the government’s decision.