The Police force in Kano is assuring Igbo residents that they have nothing to worry about in the face of a possible forced eviction from Northern Nigeria.

The Police Commissioner in Kano State, Rabi’u Yusuf, has said that adequate protection of the lives and property of Igbo residents of the state is guaranteed.

This was contained in a statement released in Kano on Tuesday by DSP Magaji Majiya, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state. 

Yusuf gave the assurance on Monday at a meeting with the leadership of the Igbo community in the state where he said, 

“The meeting is to assure you of the commitment of the command toward ensuring safety of your lives and properties as every other Nigerian living in the State,’’ Yusuf said. 

He called on Igbos living in the state to remain calm, continue to carry out their businesses lawfully and live peacefully with other ethnic groups. 

This announcement comes after  northern youth group, Arewa Youth Forum had issued an ultimatum of 3 months to Igbos in the north to vacate the region.