Following the recent protest in some states staged by Shiite group following penultimate weekend clash between the group and the Nigerian Army in Zaria that led to the death of some members of the sect, the Zamfara State Police Command has warned the general public against any form of protest without due approval from the command.
The State Police Commissioner, Mr. Olufemi David Ogunbayode, warned that unauthorised procession and protest would not be condone adding that any such protest would be dealt with accordingly.
According to the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Sanusi Amiru, any person or group willing to hold a protest or rally should notify the police within twenty-four hours to enable the command make possible arrangements for security.
He said, notifying the police would help them to prevent miscreants from joining the procession as well as curb likely attempt to take advantage to cause destruction of lives and properties of innocent citizens.
He said, adequate number of officers and men have been deployed to various locations across the 14 local government areas and some strategic areas within the state capital Gusau and its envisions by the Command to ensure that peace reigns in the state during the forthcoming Christmas, New Year festivities and beyond.
He also called on public to always cooperate with the command by giving information that would help the command routed out criminals from their hideouts.
“Our command will remain dedicated round the clock to ensure preservation of lives and properties of the entire people of the state by degrading the crime rates so as to ensure the restoration of peaceful coexistence in every nook and crannies of Zamfara State,” he said.
Meanwhile, the command has revealed the arrest two persons, Abubakar Abdullahi and Tukur Yahaya, suspected to have kidnapped one Aisha Ahmed, Hadiza Bello and Hajiya Tumba in Bukkuyum local government area in the state respectively.
The suspects had demanded a ransom of N600, 000 from the families of the two women and the police said in the process of settling the ransom the suspects were rounded up while others escaped.

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