The Kano State Police command has assured Igbo residents in the state of adequate protection of their lives and property.
The state commissioner of Police, Mr Rabi’u Yusuf gave the assurance in a meeting held with the leadership of the Igbo community at the command headquarters.
He assured them of the safety of their lives and property like every other Nigerians living in the state.
The Commissioner called on the Igbos in the state to remain calm, continue to carry out their businesses lawfully and live peacefully with other ethnic groups.
The assurance was in response to the three months ultimatum given to the Igbo’s to vacate the northern part of Nigeria by some northern youths, which has been grossly condemned by the Presidency, the Senate, House of Representatives and other well meaning Nigerians.
The Kaduna state government had earlier given order for the youths who gave the ultimatum in the state to be promptly arrested and prosecuted promptly.
The Eze Indigbo in Kano, Boniface Ibekwe commended the Police commissioner for calling the meeting at this crucial time.
Ibekwe said the Kano people are tolerant and well mannered towards other ethnic groups living in their midst.
“Igbos and other ethnic groups living in the state should remain calm as Kano remains our state of origin where most of our children were born and brought up,” Mr Ibekwe advised.
He encouraged them to continue to with their legitimate businesses without fear of intimidation.