Ahead of the 2016 Eid-El-Kabir celebrations, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris has directed the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of zonal commands and all the Commissioners of Police in the state commands to deploy adequate personnel to cover all the Eid-El-Kabir praying grounds, recreation centres, public places, public infrastructures and utilities, and other points and venues where celebrations will take place.
The IGP also directed Police Commanders to collaborate with sister agencies, cultivate intelligence, interface with community leaders to monitor the activities of undesirable elements in the society who may take undue advantage of the public holidays to cause mischief and disturb public peace.
The Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Units, Explosive Ordinance Department and personnel of the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department will also be deployed to all the locations mentioned above.
The Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Don Awunah further noted that sustained surveillance and special attention will be paid to flash/vulnerable points and other identifiable hot spots to prevent criminalities during the sallah celebrations and beyond.
The Nigeria Police Force further express confident that with the operational strategies being executed for the sallah festivities, the celebrations willl be peaceful and hitch free.