Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase and the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Dr. Ade Abolurin have congratulated the Muslim faithful on this year’s Eid-el-fitri celebrations, which marks the end of Ramadan fast.
The security chiefs also assured that there will be watertight security at worship places, recreational parks, motor parks and other essential places.
IGP, in a statement issued yesterday by the Force PRO, CP Emmanule Ojukwu, on behalf of the entire workforce of the Nigeria Police Force, extends his warm greetings to all Muslim faithful in Nigeria, while they join their fellow Muslims worldwide to celebrate Eid-el-fitri.
Similarly, the NSCDC boss hailed Muslim faithful for successful fasting and Eid-el-fitr celebration.
Dr. Abolurin, who extended the corps’ warm greetings to Nigerian Muslims during the Ramadan lecture organized by personnel at the NSCDC mosque, stressed that, the period of fasting and praying, should be seen as a time of reconciliation with Allah for forgiveness of sins, alms giving and interceding for peace and development in the nation.
CP Ojukwu’s statement assured that the Police High Command has put all measures in place to ensure hitch-free celebrations, as IGP has ordered effective and extensive deployment of personnel including movement of necessary logistics to all nooks and crannies in the country.
He said the IGP has equally mandated all Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Command Commissioners of Police to ensure adequate security with standard operation procedures before, during and after the celebrations to secure key and vulnerable points, Eid-praying grounds and other places of worship including public places and recreation centres.
The Force spokesman said, “The IGP, while rejoicing with Muslim Ummah, enjoins them to demonstrate and extend lessons of love, perseverance and tolerance, learnt during Ramadan fasting to their fellow citizens to enhance religious harmony, unity and peace. He further enjoins them to be vigilant and report any suspicious person or object at the nearest Police Station.”
Dr. Abolurin, through his public relations officer, DCC Okeh Emmanuel, re-echoed that what the nation needs at the moment is prayer in order to tackle the security situation and for God to give wisdom to the leadership of the nation in handling the challenges.
He advised the faithful to live an exemplary life tailored to the teachings of the Prophet who is the pillar of Islam.
In the same vein, he directed the Corps formations across the nation to carry out adequate deployment of personnel to all nooks and crannies for effective coverage of the environment to guarantee a hitch-free celebration.
In addition to the deployment of personnel, he charged the Commandants to deploy all other equipment such as surveillance vehicles, patrol vehicles, ambulances, dogs and other monitoring gadgets.
According to him, the areas to be covered include, praying ground, supermarkets, markets, all critical infrastructure installations, black spots and other identified spots that are prone to attacks and vandalism.

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