Boko Haram: Nigeria Police Deny Banning School Assembly Devotion

The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon E. Arase, clarified on Sunday   that the police in Nigeria have not issued any order banning assembly devotion in primary and secondary schools as being speculated.

The Police boss said the Force only issued an advisory notice mainly to states directly affected by the Boko Haram insurgency, urging them to apply caution during such gatherings as worshippers could become soft targets.

“The Police High Command states that 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 police spokesman said.

“The IGP 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.”

 

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