Nigeria

Lokoja monarch bans night ceremonies over cult activities

The Maigari of Lokoja, Alhaji Mohammed Kabiru Maikarfi 111, has placed a ban on all nocturnal celebrations in Lokoja town and all the adjoining communities until further notice.

The decision was informed by the nefarious activities of hoodlums who take advantage of celebrations to wreak havoc on unsuspecting people in the state capital.

It was further occasioned by the upsurge of activities of rival cult groups and their attendant consequences on night weddings and other related ceremonies that frequent Lokoja and its environs.

The gangs’ operations within the monarchical domains of the palace, Kabawa, Karaworo and old market communities were a cause for concern to the first-class chief.

Consequently, the monarch has directed his subordinates to carry out the instructions to checkmate the increasing activities of the criminals.

The Sarkin Warkin Wasa of Lokoja, Malam Muhammadu Baba Shata, said that traditional artistes have been instructed to be law-abiding and carry out the instructions as a sacrifice for the restoration of peace in the streets of Lokoja.

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