Police Ban Shi’ites From Staging Protest

The movement of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Shi’ites have continued with their protest, though the Federal government has not made a move to release Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, their leader. There has been a ban on all protests, processions and demonstrations by any group in the state by the Kano State Command.

DSP Abdullahi Haruna, the State Command spokesman, has said the ban, was introduced so as to guarantee the peaceful coexistence of the people.

“In order to prevent and avert any threat, breach of peace or break down of law and order in face of various security challenges in the State, the Kano State Police Command have resolved to suspend permission to hold any form of rally, demonstration, procession, assembly or protest, be it religious, political or in whichever form.”

“Members of the Public, civil society organization, political and religious leaders, NGO’s and other groups under whatever guise are warned to adhere to the suspension order until further notice.”

“Any person or group of persons found to engage in any unlawful assembly will be arrested and prosecuted in the Court of Law. The Public should know the position of the command in maintaining peace and order in the society, please.”

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