Wednesday, September 23, 2015 3:58 pm
The Kaduna State Government has banned all forms of social gathering during the Eid el-Kabir festival.
This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Samuel Aruwan, Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, to Gov. Nasiru el-Rufai on Wednesday in Kaduna.
The statement said that no recreational centre or Amusement park should be opened to the public during the celebrations.
“All parks and recreational centres, including Gamji Gate Park, the Amusement Park, Kaduna, and other related places will not be opened for social gatherings.
“The Murtala Muhammad Square, Kaduna, will, as usual, host Eid prayers. It will, however, not be opened for any social gathering or celebration except for the Eid Prayers,’’ it said.
The statement said the ban was part of measures to protect lives and property in the state and assured that adequate security measures had been taken to ensure peaceful celebration.
It said that security personnel had been deployed to various places of worship and prayer grounds to maintain law and order.
“Government regrets any inconvenience that may arise from such restrictions and security activity,’’ it said and urged increased vigilance.
“ The people of Kaduna State are encouraged to report to the nearest security agency any suspicious persons or groups engaging in unusual activity.
“The state government wishes the Muslim Ummah successful and hitch-free Sallah celebrations throughout the State,’’ it said