Sokoto Government Bans All Forms Of Procession By Shitte Group
Sokoto Government has banned the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, (Shiite) from going on any form of public procession in the state.
Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Barr. Sulaiman Usman (SAN), revealed this in the state during a press conference, after a security meeting, Wednesday, September 27, 2017.
The meeting was attended by some heads of security agencies, including the Nigeria Police, Department of State Services, the Civil Defence and Immigration in the state.
The justice commissioner said in view of anticipated insecurity in Sokoto, the ban became necessary.
Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto state governor
“There are ongoing activities of Shiite members in the state, that could cause public disorder. If care is not taken, the peace of the state may be breached by this group.
“We, hereby, place a ban on any public gathering in public places. Anybody that flouts this order will have him or herself to blame,” he said.
On the other hand, Usman called on the Shitte members to respect government’s order, and added that “under the Public Order Act, permission for any procession has to be sought, through the security agencies. Daily Post gathered.
“So, I want to seize this opportunity to call on the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, to obey the state government’s order,” he added.
Also speaking on behalf of heads of Security Agencies, Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Abdulkadir, said they are ready to enforce government’s order in the state.
The commissioner assured that necessary measures have been put in place to ensure safety of lives and properties.