As the trial of the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Ibrahim El-Zakzaky holds in Kaduna on Wednesday, November 7, the state police command has reiterated its stance of barring protest by individuals and groups from holding in the state.
Scores of IMN members also known as Shiites were allegedly killed and injured during a protest for the release of El-Zakzaky in Abuja on Monday, October 29.
But, the Kaduna police has warned that the ban on all forms of demonstration or processions is still in full force and called on Kaduna residents to beware of their movement.
“In view of the Court Trial of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky on Wednesday, 7th November 2018, the peace loving and law abiding people of Kaduna State are to note that adequate security has been put in place for a hitch-free court appearance,” Kaduna Police spokesman DSP Yakubu Abubakar Sabo said in a statement.
“However, members of the public are advised to remain calm and not to be apprehensive where they observe unusual number of security personnel in town.”
The police urged members of the public not to participate in any form of demonstration, as defaulters would be punished. Read more