Police ban public procession in Kano

Jack Acheme, Kano

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Kano State command of the Nigerian Police has banned any form of rally and public procession in the state to prevent possible security breach in the ancient city.

The spokesman of the command DSP Haruna Abdulahi in a statement said that the ban was necessary 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.

He said that the Kano State Police Command have resolved to suspend permission to hold any form of rally, demonstration, procession or assembly aimed at promoting any given aim in the State.

“Members of the Public, Civil Society Organization, Political Parties, NGO’s and other groups under whatever guise are warned to adhere to the suspension order until further notice.”

He said that the move is to further ensure a lasting peace and unity in the State as such any person or group of persons found to engage in any unlawful assembly will be arrested and prosecuted in the Court of Law.

He urged the Public to understand the position of the command by maintaining peace and order in the society.