Governor El-Rufai Bans Religious Protests In …

Governor El-Rufai Bans Religious Protests In …


Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State, has banned religious protests in of Kaduna State.

He took the action amid the outbreak of in State.

had trooped to the streets of Sokoto on Saturday to demand the release of suspects arrested in with the of Samuel, a murdered over alleged blasphemy.

To check the disturbance in Sokoto, Governor Tambuwal had a 24-hour curfew.

Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner of Security and Home , said El-Rufai had ordered security to enforce the ban.

“The Kaduna State Government, in consultation with security agencies under the umbrella of the Kaduna State Security Council, has placed a ban on protests related to religious activity throughout the State with immediate effect.”

“This prohibition becomes in view of moves by some unpatriotic elements to organize 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 of this ban against any form of religious protest in the State.

“The Governor also charged religious , 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 that any by individuals or 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.

are implored to remain calm as they go about their lawful pursuits,” Aruwan said in a statement.

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