12,000 Policemen Deployed Around Lagos For Sallah

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Hyacinth Chinweuba

The Lagos State Police Command has deployed about 12,000 operatives to secure the state as Muslim faithfuls celebrate the EID-EL- KABIR Celebrations.

Police Public Relations Officer, of the Command, Bala Elkana stated in a statement said, “To ensure a hitch free celebrations, the Commissioner of Police, CP Zubairu Muazu has directed the implementation of robust and elaborate security arrangement throughout the state by Area Commanders, Tactical Commanders and Divisional Police Officers. They are to be on ground to beef up security, carryout 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.

Anti-Crime patrols have 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. They are under strict instructions to be civil, polite, compassionate and firm in carryout their duties.

Intense surveillance/Intelligence gathering will be maintained, special deployment and stop and search duties will be emplaced at all flash/vulnerable points.  

According to Elkana, 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.

“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 and in case of emergency, the Command can be reached through the following numbers: 0806329926408065154338080603577950905387220808127155071” Elkana added.

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