Police warn Shiites as group prepares for more protests in Kaduna

Kaduna State Police Command on Monday warned against further unlawful assembly, lawlessness, incitement and acts capable of breaching the peace.

Public Relations Officer of the command, ASP Mukhtar Aliyu, in a statement, said any breach of peace would be dealt with decisively.

“Activities of the group to disrupt peaceful co-existence and free movement of citizens of the state shall not be tolerated,” he added.

Aliyu said that youths suspected to be members of IMN had conducted “unlawful protest” along Ibrahim Taiwo road and Kano road “causing tension, traffic gridlock and restricting movement’’ in Kaduna metropolis.

He stressed that such illegal processions would no longer be tolerated by the police.

The command spokesman recalled that the police had to swiftly disperse the crowd and in the process “one police officer was injured and a suspect was arrested.”

“The command, therefore, advise law abiding citizens to go about their businesses without hindrance.

”Adequate security measures have been put in place to guarantee their safety,” he said.

Aliyu emphasised that the command remained resolute in fighting crime and criminality in the state and urged residents to report any suspicious movement to security operatives.