Eid-El-Kabir: AIG directs implementation of robust anti-crime prevention, control strategies in zone 5
AIG Lawan Jimeta, Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police, Zone Five , has directed the implementation of robust anti-crime prevention and control strategies across the zone during the Eid-El-Kabir celebration.
This is contained in a statement in Benin on Saturday by DSP Tijani Momoh, Police Public Relations Officer (ZPRO) for the zone.
Jimeta also directed the commissioners of Police for Edo and Delta, making up the zone five to ensure visibility patrol, crowd control in their respective commands to ensure adequate security of lives and property during the period.
Also mindful of the volume of traffic occasioned by the Sallah holidays, the AIG ordered a massive deployment of policemen for traffic control duties with a view to easing traffic congestion during the Sallah celebration.
He further directed a beef up of security in the entire linking roads, entry and exit points, major highways, city centres, worship centres, recreational centres, government and other strategic locations in their areas of responsibility.
He, however, warned policemen on stop and search, traffic as well as other crime prevention duties to be courteous, professional and avoid acts that might bring the force to disrepute.
The AIG also ordered massive deployment of police personnel to worship centres, market places, recreational centers, critical infrastructures, highways, motor parks, routes as well as strategic and vulnerable points across the zone.
He noted that these were parts of efforts put in place to guarantee a hitch-free Eid-El-Kabir celebration in the zone.
While felicitating with Muslim faithful across the zone, the AIG, however, implored members of the public, especially travelers and other road users to cooperate with police personnel deployed on the highways and other duty posts across the zone.
He also enjoined members of the public to be security conscious and vigilant, as well as to report any suspicious incidents or happenings observed within their neighborhood to the nearest police station.