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Eid-el Kabir: police provide residents of Ogun with adequate security

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Eid-el Kabir: police provide residents of Ogun with adequate security

By Ige Adekunle

The Ogun Police Command provided residents with adequate security before, during and after the Eid-al-Kabir celebrations in the state.

The command’s public relations officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, gave the assurance in a statement issued Sunday in Ota, Ogun.

The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that the federal government has declared July 20 and 21 as a public holiday for Muslim worshipers across the country to celebrate the holiday of Eid-al-Kabir.

Oyeyemi said the police have a strong security arrangement in place to ensure Sallah celebrations go off without a hitch.

“In view of the upcoming Eid-al-Kabir, Ogun Police Commissioner CP Edward Ajogun wishes to assure residents that the necessary security measures have been deployed to ensure the safety of lives and property.

“In addition, large-scale and sophisticated tactical and secret policing has been strategically deployed throughout the state, with a clear mandate to ensure crime-free Sallah celebrations.

“Special unit men, such as the SWAT Special Weapons Tactical Team, Police Mobile Force (PMF) and Tactical Response Team have been deployed.

“Intelligence units, anti-kidnapping and anti-cult sections have also been deployed to nip any violent crime that might point its head,” the police spokesman said.

He also said area commanders and divisional police officers (DPOs) had been ordered to engage in 24-hour surveillance around various prayer places and event / recreation centers across the State.

“All of the state’s major highways are properly monitored to ensure the free movement of people within and outside the state,” he said.

Oyeyemi said the CP congratulated all the Muslim faithful and good people in Ogun, while urging them to think about the reasons for Sallah’s celebrations and to be good ambassadors of Islam ensuring peace at all times.

He called on members of the public to alert police whenever they noticed a strange or suspicious face, rally or movement in their areas.

This, the police spokesperson said, would help security agencies perform their duties at an optimum level, as safety was everyone’s business. (NAN) ()

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