The Katsina State Government has banned all forms of large religious, social and other forms of night gatherings in the state.
The announcement was made by the Commissioner for Information and Culture, Malam Bala Salisu-Zango, in a statement made available to journalists on Saturday in Katsina.
He said that “this ban includes large religious and social public gatherings except for obligatory prayers.”
The commissioner, however, said in the case of such gatherings during hours of the day, permission must be obtained.
“When it becomes necessary to hold the gathering, permission must be sought from the Police Divisional Officer within the local government area where the gathering will occur.
“This announcement is in the best public interest and safety,” he said.
The commissioner said the ban took immediate effect.
Salisu-Zango, therefore, urged the public to strictly comply with the directives, as violators would face the full wrath of the law.