The Kaduna State Police Command has said that the ban on all forms of processions and demonstrations in Kaduna State is still in force.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo gave the warning yesterday in a press statement issued in Kaduna.
Sabo said the police will not hesitate to deal decisively with any person or group of persons who deliberately attempted to violate the ban.
“In view of the court trial of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky on Wednesday Nov. 7, the peace loving and law abiding people of Kaduna State are to note that adequate security has been put in place for a hitch-free court appearance.
“Therefore, members of the public are advised to remain calm and not to be apprehensive where they observe unusual number of security personnel in town.
“As part of the strategy put in place for a smooth process of the court trial, there will be traffic diversion in the following areas during the court session: “Independence Way, Bida Road and all other roads leading to Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Kaduna.
“The command wishes to notify the general public to exercise more security consciousness as they go about their daily chores and other lawful businesses,” Sabo said
Sabo appealed to the general public to report suspicious activities or persons around them to the nearest security agency.
“In this regard, police emergency numbers: 07039675856 and 08075391105, can be reached in case of any distress/emergency,’’ he added.