Kaduna (Nigeria) – Nigeria’s Inspector general of Police (IGP) Ibrahim K. Idris, has ordered a massive deployment of Police personnel nationwide to ensure hitch free Sallah celebrations.
Idris has also directed the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of zonal commands and all the Commissioners of Police in the state commands to deploy adequate personnel to cover all the Eid-El-Kabir praying grounds, recreation centres, public places, public infrastructures and utilities, and other points where celebration will take place.
Spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force Don N. Awunah, in a statement noted that the directive was given in order to ensure adequate security and guarantee utmost protection of life and property during the celebration and throughout the public holidays.
Similarly, the Police Commanders are directed to collaborate with sister agencies, cultivate intelligence, interface with community leaders to monitor the activities of undesirable elements in the society who may take undue advantage of the public holidays to cause mischief and disturb public peace.
The statement further added that, “The Police mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Units, Explosive Ordinance Department, Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department will also be deployed to all the locations mentioned above. Sustained surveillance and special attention will be paid to flash/vulnerable points and other identifiable hot spots to prevent criminalities during the Sallah celebration and beyond.”
While congratulating the Muslims faithful on the 2016 Eid-El-Kabir celebration, the IGP however implored them to be vigilant and continue to support the Police to prevent crimes in their localities.