Edo, Nasarawa police commands deploy 7910 personnel
For safety of life and property during the celebration, Edo State Police Command has deployed 3,410 personnel to mosques and recreation centres.
In a statement, yesterday, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kontongs Bello, said: “Edo State Police Command has put in place adequate security measures to ensure security of life and property of our Muslims and the general public during and after the celebration.
“The command has massively deployed 3,410 policemen to mosques and recreation venues across the state. Also deployed are traffic personnel to ensure free flow of traffic, especially in Benin City. The command will also collaborate with other sister security agencies to ensure that the celebration is hitch-free.
“The Commissioner of Police, Phillip Aliyu Ogbadu, enjoins all Muslim Ummah to be security conscious while celebrating and report any suspicious movement.”
Similarly, Nasarawa State Police Command said it had deployed 4,500 personnel to strategic places to ensure security of residents and their property.
The Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Bola Alonge, announced this in a statement issued by the Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Ramhan Nansel, in Lafia, the state capital.
Longe said the deployment became imperative considering the current insecurity bedeviling the state and the country.
“Police Command is committed to providing an environment for a hitch-free celebration. Sequel to this, 4,500 police personnel have been strategically deployed to cover major towns.
“Areas of concern include Eid praying grounds, junctions and recreational centres. Rigorous patrol will be sustained on our highways for the safety of travellers,” Bola stated.
According to him, undercover operatives have also been deployed to nooks and crannies of the state for surveillance and information gathering.
The commissioner urged residents of the state to live in peace with one another, irrespective of their ethnic or religious affiliation, and report any likely breach of peace in their area to the police for prompt action.
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