Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, (Shiite) have ban from staging any public procession in Sokoto State.
Sokoto State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Barr. Sulaiman Usman, SAN, told newsmen in Sokoto at a press conference on Wednesday after a security meeting
The meeting was attended by Heads of security agencies that include the Police, SSS, Civil Defence and Immigration in the state.
According to Usman, impeccable information ravailable to both the State government and security agencies indicated that the group is planning unlawful procession which could cause public disorder and lawlessness.
The Commissioner maintained that in view of anticipated insecurity during such procession in the state, the ban order became a necessary.
The Commissioner however called on the Islamic group to respect government’s order, stating that “under the Public Order Act, permission for any procession have to be sought through the security agencies.
Also speaking on behalf of Heads of Security Agencies, the State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Abdulkadir, said they are ready to enforce the government order in the state.
He also warned the Islamic group to desist in any activities that could cause chaos among peace loving citizens.
Mohammed assured that necessary measures have been put in place to ensure safety of lives and properties.