The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has banned any form of processions in the state.
El-Rufai through his Special Assistant, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement on Sunday, said no procession would be allowed for now in Kaduna State until further notice.
He said the ban on processions and unlawful assembly would apply throughout the state and called for the cooperation of all citizens to respect this restriction until it was formally lifted.
The development, he said, was the outcome of a meeting of heads of security agencies in the state which was convened to review the security situation.
He said, “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.”