APC leader, Rabiu Kwankwaso disappointed over security raids on homes

Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso

A top All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso has expressed concern over the raid of the home of his brother in Kano metropolis, by security officers in search of illegal arms and looted funds.

He regards the raid as a manifestation of growing acts of impunity and a helpless situation.

Kwankwaso, the immediate past Kano state governor, speaking on a BBC Hausa Service, said the development is a serious setback to the Nigeria’s young democracy.

The senator  expressing disappointment at the development, stated that it is not the kind of change that he worked with others to bring about during the 2015 polls.

He said, “We woke up with a distressing situation that some people besieged the house of my brother in Kano for hours; on the allegation that cash and weapons were ferried to the building.

“They bundled the guardsman, threatening him to show them the vehicles and other valuables that were allegedly concealed in a garage within the house.

“The guardsman told them only rabbits were kept there but they forced their way in and that was it, only the rabbits were seen joyfully feasting on spinach.

“Not satisfied, the police ransacked everywhere, including the vehicles in the compound but could not trace anything incriminating. This is very sad and a serious setback for our democracy,” Kwankwaso said.

“We’re very disappointed that impunity is now the order of the day in a country we invested a lot to bring change; this is not the change we bargained for because we’re now in a helpless situation.

“If it were the previous government that’s doing this, we would not complain. Alas! this is being orchestrated by a government we worked to entrench.

“I’m one person that never allowed my immediate or extended family to be part of government while I was a governor; my brother is a retired teacher but look at what they did to him,” he said.

Asked if he regretted joining the APC, he said, “I would say my mind at the appropriate time but government must be mindful of its actions.”

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