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  • Updated: June 18, 2024

Kogi govt bans traditional procession in communities

Kogi govt bans traditional procession in communities

The Kogi State Government has places a ban on all forms of traditional procession in Koton-Karfe and neighbouring communities in Kogi Local Government Area of the state.

The Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Femi Fanwo, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday.

The development follows a security report to avert a breakdown of law and order.

He noted that the proactive ban is aimed at curbing plans by some elements in the area to disturb the peace of the ancient town.

“His Excellency Alh. Ahmed Usman Ododo reiterates his administration’s commitment to peaceful coexistence among all Koton-Karfe people and will always leave his doors open to listen to complaints and grievances rather than resort to violence.

“We urge all concerned to strictly abide by the ban, as violators will be treated as enemies of peace and the state. The decision of the state government is aimed at protecting the rights of the Koton-Karfe people, and indeed all Kogites, to peace and security,” he stated.

The statement urged law enforcement agents to enforce the ban in accordance with the laws of the land.

He charged the people of Koton-Karfe to be committed to peace and harmony, adding that the government is prepared to protect them from violence.

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