Kaduna Govt. Warns Residents Against Making Inciting Statements
The warning was contained in a statement issued by Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, at the end of the Kaduna State Security Council meeting on Tuesday.
The council vowed to punish anyone found fabricating allegations of religious blasphemy, either to seek sympathy or for any other reason, maintaining that such person would be prosecuted as prescribed in the Penal Code of the state and the Nigerian Constitution.
While reiterating the government’s commitment to protecting lives and property in the state, the council warned that appropriate sanction would be given any individual found inciting religious, ethnic or political violence or any form of civil disturbance in the state no matter his or her public standing.
It also reiterated that the law banning commercial motorcycles in the state was still in force, disclosing that law enforcement agencies had been directed to ensure compliance and prosecution of any offender.
The Council lauded the effort of the citizens of the state in cooperating with security agencies and the State government in maintaining law and order.
It urged them to redouble their efforts in alerting security agencies, traditional and religious leaders, about all suspicious movements and activities of individuals or groups that may pose threats to the peace and stability of Kaduna State.