The Kano State Police Command has warned the people of the state, especially those who organised and conducted religious processions, to desist from the act or face the wrath of the law.
This is contained in a statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Magaji Majiya, and made available to newsmen in Kano on Tuesday.
“The Kano State Police Command under the leadership of CP Rabiu Yusuf is sounding a warning, especially to people who organise and conduct processions in the name of religious rite.
“The commissioner of police boldly 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 the public peace and order,” Majiya said.
According to him, the Command would continue to respect the peoples’ 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.