By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – Ahead of the court trial of Shiite leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky in Kaduna on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 the Kaduna State Police Command has assured citizens of adequate security to prevent breakdown of law and order.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Kaduna Command, DSP Aliyu Murkhtar, made available to the media on Tuesday.
The statement advised the general public to be security conscious as they go about their daily chores and other lawful businesses by being extra vigilant of their environment, persons around them, activities of suspicious persons to prevent miscreants disturbing the peace of the state.
The statement further advised the public to remain calm and not be apprehensive where they observe unusual number of security personnel in town, urging them to report suspicious activities or persons around them to the nearest security agency.
“In view of the Court Trial of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky on Wednesday 11th July, 2018, the peace loving and law abiding people of Kaduna State is to note that adequate security has been put in place for hitch-free court appearance.
“Members of the public should note that the ban on all forms of processions/demonstrations in Kaduna State is still in force.
”The Police will not hesitate to deal decisively with any person or group of persons who deliberately attempt to violate the ban.
“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: Independence Way, Bida Road, all roads leading to Ibrahim Taiwo Road.
”In this regard, Police Emergency Numbers: 07039675856 and 08075391105 can be reached in case of any distress/emergency,” the statement reads.