Kaduna state government warns against breakdown of law and order
By Asma'u Halilu, Kaduna
Kaduna State government says it has received credible intelligence reports of plans by various groups to deliberately disrupt public peace, by organizing street protests.
Government therefore advised citizens to avoid all actions remotely capable of inciting a breakdown of law and order, reminding residents that such protests remain strictly prohibited.
This was contained in a statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna State.
Aruwan disclosed that government empathizes with citizens who have been placed in untold distress as a result of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s cash swap policy, saying residents must shun the baiting of mischievous groups hoping to ride on these hardships to incite violence.
According to him, government is also studying options for addressing challenges being faced by citizens with regard to transport to their places of work.
“Any resort to unruly or violent conduct is illegal and against the public interest which values law and order.”
He said security agencies have been placed on high alert and have been directed by government to decisively uphold law and order.
“Citizens are therefore urged to maintain calm and to remain peaceful and law-abiding as they prepare to exercise their civic franchise in an atmosphere free of all forms of threat,” the statement concluded.