As members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Shi’ites continue to protest the refusal of federal government to release their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, the Kano State Command has banned all sorts of protests, processions or demonstration by any group in the state.
The State Command spokesman, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said the ban became necessary to safeguard 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,” he warned.
DSP Abdullahi said, “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.”
He added that the decision to ban the rallies and or protests was to ensure a lasting peace and unity in the state.
Consequently, “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.”