Naira Scarcity: Kaduna Govt. Cautions Against Inciting Protests

Kaduna State Government says it has received intelligence reports that some groups are planning to deliberately disrupt public peace in the State by staging protests owing to the scarcity of naira.

Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in a statement on Sunday, warned against any act capable of causing panic in any part of the State.

“Kaduna state government hereby reminds citizens that such protests remain strictly prohibited. Citizens are strongly advised to avoid all actions remotely capable of inciting a breakdown of law and order.

“The government continues to empathise with citizens who have been placed in untold distress as a result of the CBN cash swap policy. Residents must shun the baitings of mischievous groups hoping to ride on these hardships and incite violence,” the statement read in part.

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He furthered that the Kaduna government and others across the country are deploying the full instrumentality of the law to resolve the issues and bring relief to citizens.

“Government is also studying options for addressing challenges being faced by citizens with regard to transportation to their places of work. Any resort to unruly or violent conduct is illegal and against the public interest, which values law and order.”

Security agencies also had been placed on high alert and directed by the government to uphold law and order decisively.

“Citizens are therefore urged to be calm and remain peaceful and law-abiding as they prepare to exercise their civic franchise in an atmosphere free of all forms of threat,” it said.