Four bridegrooms were on Saturday, arrested by the Zaria Zonal Command of Kaduna state Vigilante Service (KadVS), for violating the ban on large gathering imposed by the state government to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
KadVS, Zaria Zonal Commandant, Malam Bala Galadima, stated that KadVS made the arrest within Zaria metropolis. The arrests was made at Lowcost, Mangwaron Babayo, Magajiya and Bakin Kasuwa settlements.
“Four bridegrooms with few of their friends, who were arrested, are in our custody; they will soon be prosecuted,” he said.
The Zonal Commandant said that the service had earlier reacted to intelligence information to facilitate the arrests of a bride, her groom and other guests at a marriage ceremony in the city on Wednesday.
According to him, the arrests were effected at Tudun Wada, Layin Yan Izala and Nagoyi areas.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Kaduna state government had shut down schools and campuses as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus.
The government also banned public gatherings involving more than 50 people.
NAN also recalls that the state government on Thursday announced a total lockdown of the state as additional measures to contain the novel Coronavirus ravaging the world.