Kwara State Police Command has ordered a lift on the temporary ban on rallies and processions imposed on the state last Wednesday.
The announcement was made in a statement issued in Ilorin on Saturday by the state Commissioner of Police, Paul Odama, through SP Ajayi Okasanmi, the spox of the command.
The command appreciated the people of Kwara state for their resoluteness to allow the security apparatus to work effectively in a bid to ensure peace and harmony the state is known for, regardless of the inconveniences.
The statement further revealed that the ban was necessary to prevent criminal minded people from taking advantage of the ongoing naira swap and fuel crises in the country.
“This press release is to inform the public that their cooperation and strict compliance with the order of temporarily banning rallies and processions in the State has helped the command in quickly preventing criminal elements from taking advantage of the fuel and Naira note swap challenges.
“Consequently, the command wishes to lift the imposed ban on rallies and processions in the State as all necessary security arrangements have been put in place across the State to forestall any security breach, now, during, and after the general elections,” the statement concluded.