Katsina Govt Bans Assemblies, Processions

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Ibrahim Shuaibu in Katsina
The Katsina State Government has announced the immediate suspension of all kinds of gatherings, processions and rallies until further notice.

A statement signed by the Special Assistant on Media to the Governor, Abdu Labaran Malumfashi and made available to THISDAY in Katsina yesterday stated that the suspension was with immediate effect.

“This action by the Katsina State Government became necessary in view of recent development threatening peace across many states in the northern part of the country,” statement revealed.

“It is to be noted that violation of this directive will be decisively dealt with without prejudice to the social status of the offenders.”

The statement advised people to go about their businesses and activities within the bounds of the law, with the full assurance that government would not allow anybody, groups or organisations to hold the state to ransom under whatever guise.

“People of the state are also advised to report to the authorities any suspicious activities capable of endangering the peaceful atmosphere in the state.”

The statement also revealed that, under no circumstances should anybody take the law into their hands.
It also promised that security agencies have been directed to ensure the effective enforcement of this directive, which will remain in force until further notice.