The police in Kano state has banned a mass wedding organized by a group loyal to former governor Rabiu Kwankwaso.
This is contained in a statement signed on Thursday by the Kano state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Magaji Majiya.
The mass wedding slated to hold on August 20 coincided with the state government’s planned empowerment programme event, hence the ban.
“The police has banned the two ceremonies indefinitely as security Intelligence available at our disposal revealed that some disgruntled elements are preparing to use the occasions to cause havoc in the state.
The police said it would keep on carrying out its responsibility of maintaining law and order in the state.
“Our prime responsibility is to ensure peace, tranquility, protection of lives and property as well as maintenance of law and order,” the statement said.
The statement said that the Commissioner of Police would invite the organisers of the two events for a meeting with a view to resolving the issues.