Police vehicles allegedly blocked the access road to Lugard house where the distribution of materials to the brides and grooms of the Kwankwasiyya Mass Wedding was supposed to take place last Sunday, August 21th, Red Cap Movement reports.
According to Daily Trust, police authorities had on August 18, stopped mass wedding events separately organized by the state government and former governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. A statement by police spokesman, DSP Magaji Musa Majia, read:
"The Kano State Police Command, in conjunction with other Security Agencies in the state, wishes to inform the general public that the planned events earlier announced to hold on Saturday at Sani Abacha Indoor Stadium Kofar Mata and Polo Ground along Club Road Kano respectively have been banned indefinitely."
Kwankwaso had planned to marry off 100 divorcees through his Kwankwasiyya foundation and the event was scheduled to take place on Saturday at Polo Ground, while the Governor Umar Abdullahi Ganduje administration was also to conduct another mass wedding at Sani Abacha Indoor Stadium same day.
The police said security intelligence available to it revealed that some disgruntled elements, were preparing to use the occasions to perpetuate havoc in the State.
However, a political associate of Kwankwaso, Alhaji Aminu Abdulsalam, faulted the decision of the police, saying "we are going to hold our event on Sunday unfailingly. Preparations have reached advance stage in that respect. So we are committed to this event and God willing it will hold on Sunday."
Photo credit: Red Cap Movement
Additional report: Daily Trust