The Sokoto State Police Command has any form of procession before and after the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal judgment in the state scheduled to be delivered on Saturday.
The Command’s Commissioner, CP Ali Kaigama, announced the ban on processions in a statement issued on Friday.
The statement, signed by the Command’s spokesman and an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Ahmad Rufai, said: “It has come to our attention that there may be intentions to hold processions or celebrations in relation to the judgment.
“Sokoto State has earned a reputation as one of the most peaceful states in our great nation, and we intend to maintain that dignity.
“I am making it unequivocally clear that any form of procession or gathering that violates the law or disrupts the peace will not be tolerated.”
The Commissioner added that law enforcement agencies were prepared and fully equipped to protect lives and property of citizens.
Kaigama said: “We urge residents of Sokoto State to remain law-abiding and to promptly inform the police and other relevant security authorities about any potential issues of concern.
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“The cooperation and vigilance of the people are crucial in maintaining the peace and security we all cherish.”
Kaigama appealed to residents to collectively support security agencies in ensuring that Sokoto State continues to be a beacon of peace and harmony for all.