Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State, has banned non secular protests in of Kaduna State.
He took the motion amid the outbreak of violence in Sokoto State.
Protesters had trooped to the streets of Sokoto on Saturday to demand the discharge of suspects arrested in reference to the killing of Deborah Samuel, a scholar murdered over alleged blasphemy.
To test the disturbance in Sokoto, Governor Aminu Tambuwal had declared a 24-hour curfew.
Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner of Inner Safety and House Affairs, mentioned El-Rufai had ordered safety businesses to implement 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 turns into crucial in view of strikes by some unpatriotic parts to arrange sequence of for-and-against protests associated to a safety growth in one of many Northern Nigerian States.
“Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai who has been briefed of the event, has charged safety businesses to make sure strict enforcement of this ban in opposition to any type of non secular protest within the State.
“The Governor additionally charged non secular leaders, group leaders and conventional rulers all through the State to enhance the efforts of presidency and safety businesses in the direction of the upkeep of peace and stability.
“Safety businesses have thus resolved that any try by people or teams to disrupt the peace and stability of the State, by means of non secular protests, is not going to be condoned. Such protests can be promptly halted, and conveners prosecuted.
“Citizens are implored to remain calm as they go about their lawful pursuits,” Aruwan mentioned in a press release.