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Police deny banning school devotion

09 November 2015, 10:08Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Nigeria Police Force has not issued any order banning assembly devotion in primary and secondary schools anywhere in the country, a spokesperson said.

Force Public Relations Office, Olabisi Kolawale, said against the backdrop of current security challenges in the country, the police had only issued advisory notice directed predominantly to the states where there are insurgency, enjoining them to apply caution in the said assembly so that such congregations do not present soft target for insurgents.

Adamawa, Borno and Yobe State are the worst affected by the Boko Haram terror although more states have suffered intermittent attacks.

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Reminding citizens of their freedom to worship as enshrined in the Constitution, the Police High Command stated the Nigeria Police Force did not stop anybody from taking part in prayer sessions organised by schools, churches and mosques, describing the congregation as the constitutional and democratic rights of Nigerians.

“The Inspector-General of Police (Solomon Arase) calls on the general public to see the present position of the Force as a necessary sacrifice for the security, safety and peace our schools need, as security is a collective responsibility,” said Olawale.

Meanwhile, Arase therefore reassured Nigerians of the Police’s determination to strengthening and enhancing the safety and security of all residents of Nigeria while counting on Nigerians to continue to support and work in synergy with the Nigeria Police Force toward the achievement of its constitutional mandate. 

- CAJ News

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