The Kaduna State Police Command has outlawed any celebrations or protests of the outcomes of the recently held presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
In the state’s 23 local government areas, the prohibition was imposed on all political party supporters.
Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress, was declared the winner of the election after the Independent National Electoral Commission made its declaration.
This was disclosed in a statement titled, ‘General election: Ban on celebrations and rallies by political party supporters,’ issued in Kaduna on Wednesday.
The statement read, “The Nigeria Police Force, Kaduna State Command wishes to notify the general public that all forms of celebrations and rallies by political party supporters for or against winners/losers of the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections has been banned in the State.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Jalige, warned that the command would not tolerate any deliberate act to violate the ban or breakdown of law and order under any guise in the state.
Jalige said, “Any deliberate act to violate the ban or cause breakdown of law and order under whatever guise, will face the full wrath of the law as security agencies have been deployed and directed to ensure full enforcement.
“All persons with intent to violate the order are warned to desist from that, as the Command in collaboration with other sister agencies are fully prepared to deal decisively with such persons in accordance with extant laws.
The command further warned that its operatives in collaboration with other sister security agencies would deal ruthlessly with any individual or group that attempted to cause trouble in the state.
It urges residents not to relent in supporting security agencies in delivering their mandates of securing lives and properties in the state.