Kaduna: Police warn against protest, commend residents for sustained peace


The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, CP Yekini A. Ayoku, on Sunday, embarked on an observation patrol around Kaduna metropolis, checking the deployment and boosting morale of officers and men.

Violent protests broke in Sokoto on Saturday over the arrest of two persons over the killing of Deborah Samuel for alleged blasphemy.

Following this, the Kaduna State Government warned against religious protest in the state.

In order to checkmate, enforce the ban, the state Commissioner of Police, went round Kaduna city, to observe things for himself.

In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mohammed Jalige, said the commissioner was impressed, and commended the residents for their maturity to ensure that the existing peace and harmony in the state is sustained.

He assured members of the public that their safety and security is of paramount importance to the Command and equally urged them to warn their wards against being used to cause mayhem.

The CP reminded residents of the recent ban on religious protest of any kind, warning that violators would be promptly dealt with in accordance with the laws of the land.

“For the majority of Kaduna State residents who are peace loving, be guaranteed that our men have dominated public spaces and you can go about your lawful activities without fear of any intimidation or harassment from any quarter and to promptly report any suspicious object(s) or person(s) through the designated Command’s emergency contacts,” he said.

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