The Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje has called on members of the Shiite sect to always get police permission before they embark on a protest.
Governor Ganduje also called on the members of the sect to respect the authority of the police force.
According to Punch, he said the sect will not be allowed to take laws into their hands and cause chaos.
Ganduje said “They (Shiite members) cannot keep breaking the law and tampering with the rights of other citizens.
“As far as they continue to break the law, the police have to come in. They cannot use their freedom to do whatever they want because they are violating other people’s human rights.
“As far as we are concerned, they have to recognise the authority of the security agencies, they have to get permission. If they do not get permission, then the police will not allow them to continue the procession that they do.”
The Governor said this while speaking to journalists at the Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award in Abuja.
The Shiite members have been protesting over the continued detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
Recently, over 12 people were reported dead following a clash that occurred between members of the Shiite sect and police officers in Kano State.