Night Functions Banned in Lokoja over Upsurge of Cultism

The Maigari of Lokoja, Alh. (Dr.) Muhammadu Kabiru Maikarfi III, has banned all night functions in Lokoja Town till further notice.

The decision came as a response to the recent upsurge of cult activities and rival clashes in Lokoja and its environs.

It was gathered that these notorious gangs use occasions like night weddings to perpetuate their nefarious activities within Maigari Palace, old market, Kabawa, Karaworo a suburb of Lokoja community.

Thus, the traditional ruler has directed all designated Chiefs in the state capital to effect the ban.

The Sarkin Wasa of Lokoja, Mall. Muhammadu Baba Shata who confirmed the decision, said traditional artistes have been enjoined to be law-abiding and see the ban as a sacrifice for the restoration of peace in their environment particularly the traditional streets of Lokoja.

“You will recall that cult related activities are becoming a serious challenge in Lokoja now which is mostly perpetuated in the night and mostly leads to the loss of lives and property of innocent people and petty traders,” he said.

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