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Nigeria: Kaduna Government Bans Unlawful Assembly

Kaduna (Nigeria) – The Kaduna state government has banned all forms of processions and unlawful assembly in any part of the state.

A statement by spokesperson of the Kaduna state governor, Samuel Aruwan, on Sunday noted that the decision on the ban was arrived at during a stakeholders meeting, and was necessitated based on security reports in the state.

According to the statement, “No processions will be allowed for now in Kaduna state. The Kaduna government said the ban on processions and unlawful assembly applies throughout the state, and called for the cooperation of all citizens to respect this restriction until it is formally lifted.

“A meeting of heads of security agencies in the state was convened to review the security situation in the state.  Based on assessments of security reports, the meeting recommended that the Kaduna State Government should impose a temporary restriction on processions and act sternly against unlawful assembly.

“The government has endorsed the recommendation and has decided to restrict processions accordingly. The decision was taken in the interest of the citizenry and to ensure law and order in the state.

“Security agencies have been mandated to ensure compliance to the ban.  All citizens are advised to go about their lawful activities, and to do their utmost to uphold peace and harmony,” the statement reads.

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