Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba has ordered all zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) to put necessary security measures in place to ensure a secure, peaceful and no conflict Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
IGP Alkali Baba has given the assurance that the police were ready to strengthen efforts in fighting crimes and criminality as well as improve the safety of the public and security across the country.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Commissioner of Police (CP) Frank Mba in a statement yesterday in Abuja said: The IGP particularly directed the Zonal AIGs and State Command CPs to put in place all necessary security measures to ensure a secure, peaceful and incident-free celebration.
“They are to, among other things, deploy human and other operational assets to carry out confidence-building and crime prevention patrols on major highways, residential and industrial areas, vulnerable points, places of worship, other places of public resort and around all critical national infrastructure”.
The IGP in the same vain stated that security personnel deployed must display some levels of professionalism adding that they must take into cognizance the fundamental rights of the people and as well discharge their responsibilities with all sense of modesty and vigilance.
The IGP, while congratulating the Muslim faithful in the country on the occasion of the Year 2021 Eid-el-Kabir celebration, reiterated that the Force would continue to improve on the recent gains achieved in stabilizing security order in parts of the country, protecting lives and property of citizens, and denying space for crimes and criminality to thrive in and around the country.” The Statement read further.
Also, the Jigawa, Kebbi, Kwara and Ogun states’ police commands have urged the residents to be vigilant during the Sallah celebration.
The various commands in their statements implored the people to join the efforts by the police to protect their lives and their property from criminals.
The Police Command in Kwara State said it had deployed 2,000 officers and men for the celebration.
A statement read yesterday by the superintendent of Police (SP), Ajayi Okasanmi, command’s spokesman in Ilorin Kwara State capital said “The command wishes to advise that we should be vigilant and be conscious of happenings around us, report strange faces, movements and activities to the police, using the following police emergency numbers: 08125275046/070-320-69501,”.
Similarly, the Ogun State command through the Spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said in a statement on Sunday that the Police Commissioner Edward Ajogun gave the assurance to residents that the police force has beefed up necessary security measures in place to ensure the safety of lives and property.
The Kebbi State Police Command in their statement also advised the residents to report suspicious persons and movements to the nearest police station.
Kebbi State was also not left out as a statement was issued yesterday in Birni Kebbi, the state capital, by its spokesman Nafi’u Abubakar, who urged people to call 08038797644 and 09062925404 as distress or emergency number.
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kaduna State command said it mobilised 2,500 NSDC personnel to increase security during the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.
The state command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) also said it had deployed 800 Regular and 250 Special Marshals for the celebration.
Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Adamu Abdul Kadir, announced in a statement yesterday in Dutse, the state capital, that the Jigawa State government suspended the traditional durbar in the five Emirate Councils of the state during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.