According to Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Usman Shuwa, the move is necessary to keep the peace.
According to Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Usman Shuwa, the move is necessary to ensure that peace is maintained in the state.
Read Shuwa’s statement on the development below:
“As part of efforts to ensure the sustainability of the current appreciable degree of peace and security in the state, the Borno state government, as part of its statutory obligations, has put in place a number of stringent measures to improve the situation and forestall any likely breach of law and order within the framework of extant security guidelines.”
“One of such measures is that all processions, under any guise or form and whether by individuals, groups or organizations are hereby banned.
“The ban, which for now will be in place for an indefinite period of time, would be reviewed from time to time based on adequate security assessment and advice.
“Adequate security measures have been instituted to ensure sufficient surveillance and adequate monitoring of all major streets and public structures by security forces.”
The order is believed to be in reaction to the recent clash between Shiites and police officers in Kano State.
The incident, which left many dead, was caused by a police attempt to stop a Shiite procession.
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The police in Borno had earlier warned members of the group not to embark on a planned protest in the state.