Inciteful preaching: DSS deploys armed personnel in Kano Islamic cleric’s mosque, residence

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Tukur Muntari, Kano

Following the ban on preaching and other activities of Sheik Abduljabar Nasiru-Kabara, the Department of State Service on Thursday deployed its armed personnel in the cleric’s mosque and residence to ensure strict compliance to the order.

Recall that the Kano State government had banned Sheik Nasir-Kabara from preaching in the state for his mode of teachings considered to be inciteful.

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A resident of the Filin Mushe area told The PUNCH that the DSS took the measure to prevent the embattled cleric’s followers from coming out to protest or engage in anything that could breach the peace of the state.

Recall that the Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, said the state government banned the cleric from preaching in order to check his excesses as well as to ensure that peace prevailed in the state.

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The commissioner who addressed the press on Wednesday night and later issued a statement, also said that all seminaries being run by the cleric would be shut down pending investigation by security agencies.

The source said the DSS Personnel had already taken over the seen at strategic locations around the cleric’s places of worship to ensure law and order.

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The Qadirriya House (Family House of the cleric) had sometimes in 2008 witnessed heavy drafting of armed security personnel following threat to peace by his followers when they were prevented from carrying out their annual Mauqibi religious festival in the city.

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