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Niger govt bans processions, protests

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The Niger State government has banned all forms of processions and protests across the state.

The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Matane, announced this in a statement in Minna on Wednesday.

He said the measure was with immediate effect.

Matane added that the banned processions and protests include Eid-el-Maulud processions, rallies and gatherings on the streets that would lead to road blockade.

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He urged the Muslim clerics to ensure that the Eid-el-Maulud activities are celebrated within their places of worship.

According to the SSG, the decision to ban protests and processions was due to the security situation in the country.

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