Department of State Security Service, on Thursday, secured a court order to detain arrested supporters of the New Nigeria Peoples Party till after Saturday’s elections.
A Kano Magistrate’s Court presided over by Aminu Gabari granted the DSS the order based on the need for continued investigation.
DSS had earlier sought three weeks order to detain the suspects but was not granted.
The court, however, gave the agency one week to establish its investigation.
DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, disclosed on Thursday morning that the two suspects, Sharu Abubakar Tabula and Isma’il Iliyasu Mangu, were tracked down after they had separately recorded inciting messages, which they shared through various social media channels.
Afunanya said while the Service alerts the public to this planned illegal action, it calls on the concerned party to shelve it forthwith or be ready to face the consequences.
The DSS spokesman said, “In those potentially harmful messages, they specifically championed certain political interests and directly called on their supporters to violently attack those opposed to them, including security personnel during the 18th March, 2023 Governorship and House of Assembly election in the State.”