Kano bans religious processions; defaulters to face wrath of law – Kano Police
Apparently owing to the ban on Shiites by Kaduna state government, declaring it as an unlawful society, the Kano State Police Command has warned the people of the state, especially those who organise and conduct religious processions, to desist from the act or face the full wrath of the law.
The Command, in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, DSP Magaji Majiya, and made available to newsmen in Kano on Tuesday, said this served as a warning to those, who are fund of organising religious processions.
“The Kano State Police Command under the leadership of CP Rabiu Yusuf is sounding a warning, especially to people who organise and conduct processions in the name of religious rites,” it added.
The commissioner of police boldly warned that the command would not relent in ensuring that “law and order prevailed on any religious group or sect that is trying to become a threat to the public peace and order.”
According to him, the Command would continue to respect the peoples’ rights to religion, but that it would not allow any group to abuse the rights by breaking the law and infringing on other people’s rights.
“We hope the good people of the state will continue to cooperate with the Command to avert the criminal intent of some few elements in the state and its neighbourhood,” the police spokesman added.