Kaduna State Government Places Ban On All Religious Protests In The State
The Kaduna State Government have placed a ban on all religions protests in the state.
This is coming after consultation with security agencies under the umbrella of the Kaduna State Security Council.
Recall that after the m*rder of Deborah, the Home Economics Student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto for alleged blasphemy of prophet Mohammed. The Sokoto State Police Command had arrested some suspects involved in perpetrating the crime.
There was a protest by some of the Muslims in the community calling for the release of the suspected persons which had caused an eruption of crises and destruction of properties in the state.
In reaction to the m*rder of Deborah, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN had called for a nationwide protest.
The ban by the Kaduna State Government on any form of religious protest is coming shortly after the directive by the Christian Association.
This was contained in statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State.
The statement stated that:
“This prohibition becomes imperative in view of moves by some unpatriotic elements to organize series of for-and-against protests related to a security development in one of the Northern Nigerian States.”
“Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai who has been briefed of the development, has charged security agencies to ensure strict enforcement of this ban against any form of religious protest in the State. “
“The Governor also charged religious leaders, community leaders and traditional rulers throughout the State to complement the efforts of government and security agencies towards the maintenance of peace and stability.”
“Security agencies have thus resolved that any attempt by individuals or groups to disrupt the peace and stability of the State, by way of religious protests, will not be condoned. Such protests will be promptly halted, and conveners prosecuted.”
“Citizens are implored to remain calm as they go about their lawful pursuits, and to immediately report any such activity or security concern to the Kaduna State Security Operations Room, on 09034000060 and 08170189999.”