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El-Zakzaky: Tension in Kaduna ahead of Monday’s court ruling

Kaduna and its surroundings are tense before Monday’s court ruling on the bail request filed by Shiite leader Ibrahim El-zakzaky.

This was when the Public Relations Officer of the Kaduna Police Command, DSP Yakubu Sabo warned on Sunday that the Police would deal decisively with the violators of the ban.

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Police, in a press release, said there would be a massive deployment of personnel and urged the public to carry out their normal activities, but reported the suspects immediately to avoid security breaches.

“Members of the public must keep in mind that the prohibition of all forms of processions and demonstrations in the state of Kaduna is still in force.

“Given the trial in the court of Malam Ibrahim El-Zakzaky on Monday, August 5, people who love order and peace in the state of Kaduna should note that adequate security has been implemented for a trouble-free court appearance.

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“Therefore, members of the public are advised to remain calm and not be apprehensive when they observe an unusual number of security personnel in the city,” he said.

Sabo alerted motorists that there will be traffic detours on all roads that lead to the state Superior Court, including Independence Way, Bida Road and other roads that lead to Ibrahim Taiwo Road in Kaduna.

“The Command wishes to notify the general public to exercise more security awareness as they move forward in their legal business.”

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He said that people should be “extremely attentive to their surroundings, to the people around them and to the activities of suspicious persons, to prevent criminals from disturbing the peace of the state.

“The Command uses this medium to call the general public to report suspicious activities or people around them to the nearest security agency.

“In this sense, the police emergency numbers: 07039675856 and 08075391105 can be reached in case of distress or emergency.”