FOLLOWING the ban on Shiites as unlawful society by Kaduna State government, Kano State Police Command has warned the people of the state, especially those who organise and conduct religious processions, to desist from the act or face the full wrath of the law. The command in a statement signed by the public relations officer, DSP Magaji Majiya, and made available to newsmen in Kano on Tuesday, said this served as a warning to those who were fond organising religious processions. The Commissioner of Police warned that the command would not relent in ensuring that “law and order prevailed on any religious group or sect that is trying to become a threat to public peace and order.” According to him, the command will continue to respect the people’s rights to religion, but that it would not allow any group to abuse the rights by breaking the law and infringing on other people’s rights. “We hope the good people of the state will continue to cooperate with the command to avert the criminal intent of some few elements in the state and its neighbourhood,” the police spokesman added.

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