Comfort Ibrahim, Kano
The Kano State Police Command has assured residents of Kano of a hitch-free Eid-El-Kabir Sallah Celebration having led 5000 security officers on a 10-kilometre combat-ready walk to showcase their readiness in providing adequate security before, during and after the celebration.
Spokesperson for the Command, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa in a statement said, over five thousand (5,000) personnel of the Command alongside the Military (Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Airforce) and other security agencies in the State converged at Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofar Mata Kano and embarked on 10km road walk for confidence building and public sensitization in some parts of three of Kano Municipal, Dala and Gwale Local Government Areas of Kano State.
According to him, “In a “Special Operation Show of Force” that was conducted by the joint security personnel in the form of a 10km road walk was aimed at sensitizing members of the public and assuring the good people of the State that the combined security agencies supported by Military have made all necessary arrangements to provide adequate security coverage before, during and after the Eid-El-Kabir festive period.
“The road walk which took off from Sani Abacha Stadium, through Kofar Mata, Emir’s Palace Mosque, Gidan Makama, Kofar Nassarawa, Gidan Radio, etc. was conducted with the combined personnel high-spirited morale.
“Highlights of the event include turn-by-turn public enlightenment and sensitization by the Public Relations Officers (PROs) of all the participating security agencies in the State calling on the good people of the State to remain law abiding throughout the festive period, shun all forms of crimes or engaging in criminality, avoidance of recklessness in driving including car-racing, observance of traffic rules and regulations and in the overall report any suspicious movement of items or persons to nearest security formation and continue to give all support and cooperation to security agencies.
While appreciating the security agencies for the stronger synergy and commitment, the Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel, commended members of the press for their continuous support and cooperation.
The CP further warns that whoever attempts to disrupt the peace being enjoyed in the State will be dealt with according to the provisions of the law.