Katsina bans ‘unlawful gathering’

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GOVERNOR Aminu Masari of Katsina State has signed an order banning any form of unlawful assembly in any part of the state.

The ban was announced yesterday in Katsina in a statement by the governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, Abdu Labaran.

Labaran said the order, signed on February 27, was in consonance with the power conferred on the governor by Section 97A of the Penal Code.

It read in part: “Governor Masari declared that any assembly of two or more persons in any part of Katsina State is hereby banned.

“The assembly by whatever name, whether the people are armed or any of its members is armed with any dangerous instrument, which is likely to cause death or bodily injury, is banned.”

The statement added that defaulters of the order would face the full wrath of the law.

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