Police Ban Religious Processions In Sokoto

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The police in Sokoto have banned
indefinitely all forms of processions by all religious groups across the 23
local government areas of the state.
This is contained in a statement
by the spokesman of the state police command, El-Mustapha Sani, and issued to
the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Friday.
“The action is to maintain law and
order in the state and the country, in view of the recent obnoxious happenings
in some parts of Nigeria.
“This is also in order not to
allow hoodlums to hijack such processions by any religious groups.

“Subsequently, all members of the
general public are hereby advised not to flout the ban in their own interest
and the interest of the peace of the state,” it said.
The statement further urged
members of the public to go about their lawful activities.

It assured that the police and
other security agencies in the state were ready to protect the lives and
property of all law abiding residents of the state.

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