Kaduna Police Bans Shiite Processions



The Kaduna State Police Command has warned members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, commonly referred to as ‘Shiites’, to stop all forms of procession in the state.

Spokesman of the police in the state, Aliyu Usman, made this known in a statement issued in Kaduna on Thursday.

In the statement, Usman also declared a group in the state which calls itself “the Civilian JTF,” as an unlawful organisation.

The police spokesman warned that any activity that causes a disruption of peaceful and free movement of people by the two organisations would not be tolerated.



    “The command, therefore, wishes to reiterate that person (s) found organizing or conducting unlawful processions in any part of the state shall be dealt with in accordance with the law,” he stated.

    Usman advised the public to go about their lawful businesses, as adequate security measures have been put in place to guarantee their safety especially during the festive period.

    He added that the police would deal decisively with any form of “lawlessness, inciting disturbances, unlawful assembly and any other action capable of breaching the peace of the state”.

    The statement also cautioned residents to be vigilant, security conscious and report any suspicious activity during the ember period.

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