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Police ban rallies, processions in Kano

The Kano State Police Command has banned any form of rally, demonstration, procession or assembly in the state until further notice.

The order was contained in a statement issued by the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abdullahi Haruna, and made available to newsmen in Kano on Saturday.

he said, the command had withdrawn permission given to members of the public, civil society organisations, political parties, NGOs and other groups.

DSP Haruna explained that the action was necessary to prevent any threat, breach of the peace or break down of law and order in the face of various security challenges in the state.

He warned that any person or group of persons found engaging in any unlawful assembly would be arrested and prosecuted in accordance with the laws of the land.

The spokesman cautioned that “the Public should know the position of the state command in maintaining peace and order in the society,”

PPRO said  the measure is to assure a lasting peace and unity in the State.

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