There is palpable anxiety as a Kaduna high court rule on a bail application by the detained leader of the banned Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibraheem El Zakzaky.
Already, the Kaduna State police command has announced the diversion of traffic in some areas in the state, especially roads leading to the court where the detained Islamic leader and his wife are to be arraigned. But the Kaduna State government in a statement assured citizens in the state to go about their lawful business as adequate measures have been taken to protect lives and properties. Some citizens in the state capital who spoke with Vanguard said they will stay indoors on Monday to assess the situation of things until after the court decides on the bail application.
“I will not take chances. I will stay at home until the court session is over. I don’t want to experience what I experienced the last time when members of the IMN protested” Ikechukwu Simon, tire dealers on Katsina road told Vanguard. But in a statement issued in Kaduna Sunday evening, Samuel Aruwan, state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs said “appropriate security arrangements have been made to protect citizens and uphold law and order across the city.