The Kaduna State government led by Governor Nasir El Rufai, on Saturday banned all forms of religious protests in the state.
In a statement by the Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs in the state, Samuel Aruwan, obtained by Newsbreak, the government said the action was necessitated by the riot that is happening in neighbouring Sokoto state.
“The Kaduna State Government, in consultation with security agencies under the umbrella of the Kaduna State Security Council, has placed a ban on protests related to religious activity throughout the State with immediate effect.
“This prohibition becomes imperative in view of moves by some unpatriotic elements to organize series of for-and-against protests related to a security development in one of the Northern Nigerian States,” the statement reads in part.
Religious violence in Nigeria happens from time to time. The conflict which mainly involves Christians and Muslims, can be traced back to 1953.
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