The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has said the ban on procession does not affect Non-IMN muslims.
The force spokesperson, Frank Mba, disclosed this in a short statement to Okay.ng on Tuesday.
In the statement, Mba clarified that the ban on procession is applicable to members of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).
The statement reads: “Against this backdrop, Muslims marking the commemoration of “Ashura” throughout the country along with other Muslims across the world are free to carry out the annual “Ashura” procession. They should however do so within the confines of the law and guard against infiltration by unscrupulous elements who may want to take advantage of the event to cause disruption of public peace, order and security.”