Security agencies on Wednesday closed down Kano Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists,NUJ (Press Centre).
This occurred after a group revealed its intention to use the Press Centre as the venue of a peaceful protest against the outrageous insecurity.
The organisers have made a post on social media to invite people to join them. However, security men did not let the protest hold as they stormed the street while the gate of the Press Centre was locked.
Speaking at the Press Centre, Barrister Abba Hikima, said, “the essence of this precession is to protest and show our anger on the happenings and the way things are going on in this country security-wise.
“Everyone in this country regardless of where he comes from is aware of the nature and security of Nigeria and people are aware that nobody is sleeping with his two eyes closed right now and nobody is doing anything about it.
“Our leaders don’t seem to care but only concerned about things that are not important – book launch and others.
“That is why we are here to call on this government that we are the electorates that send them over there. They are supposed to be our servants.
“Constitution of Nigeria confers sovereignty on the people of this country. We have it not the leaders. They should wake up to their responsibilities and do what they have to do else, we will come here to protest and protest forever until they do what they have to do.
“We don’t have to write to the police or anybody before we can come out and protest. This is a decision if the court and this is the provision of section 39 in the Constitution of Nigeria.”