Eid-el-Kabir: Police deploy 12,000 officers in Lagos, assure of adequate security


To ensure a hitch-free Eid-el-Kabir celebrations, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu has directed the implementation of robust and elaborate security arrangement throughout the state by the Area Commanders, Tactical Commanders and Divisional Police Officers.

A statement issued in Lagos on Saturday by the Police Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police command, DSP Bala Elkana stated that they were to be on ground to beef up security, carry out massive deployment of Police personnel for visibility patrols, crowd controls, and adequate protection of all Eid praying grounds and other venues of celebrations in their areas of responsibilities.

The statement disclosed that Anti-Crime patrols had been deployed along all major roads throughout the state for the protection and safety of travellers, commuters and other road users during the period and beyond adding that they were under strict instructions to be civil, polite, compassionate and firm in carrying out their duties.

It observed that intense surveillance/Intelligence gathering would be maintained noting that special deployment and stop and search duties would be emplaced at all flash/vulnerable points, it further observed that

“The command employs members of the public; most especially travellers and other roads users to cooperate with Police personnel deployed on stop and search duties calling on. Parents are advised to monitor the movements and activities of their children. Youths are warned against engaging in any act of violence.

“Members of the public are enjoins to be security conscious, vigilant and report any incident or happening observed in their locality to the nearest Police station. In case of emergency, the command can be reached through the following numbers: 08063299264, 08065154338, 08060357795, 09053872208, 08127155071”, the statement said.

It therefore to felicitated with Muslim faithful on the Eid-el- Kabir celebrations.

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