A Kano based Islamic Cleric, Abduljabar Nasir-Kabara has been banned by the Kano state government for alleged inciteful preaching.
Nasir-Kabara, a factional leader of the Qadiriyya sect in Kano, is reportedly known for controversial religious commentaries.
Aside that, the cleric was also accused of “uncompromising stance” against Sunni practices.
Announcing the ban, the state commissioner for information, Muhammad Garba, in a statement on Thursday, said the government considered the cleric’s mode of teachings as “incendiary”.
Similarly, the government also announced the immediate closure of all schools run by the cleric, pending investigations by security agencies.
The commissioner said the measure was part of the resolutions of the state executive council at its meeting on Wednesday to forestall breach of peace in the state.
“The council directed all broadcast stations and social media platforms to stop airing preaching, sermons and any other religious discussions likely to cause a breach of peace of the state,” he said.
The commissioner added that security agencies had been directed to ensure full compliance and take decisive action against erring persons or groups found flouting the order