Eid-al-Adha: Police pledges to secure lives, property in Bauchi

Rebecca Mu’azu, Gombe


The Police Command in Bauchi State has assured the people of the state of its readiness to protect lives and property of innocent citizens during the Eid-al-Adha celebration in the State.

A statement by the Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State Police Command, CP Habu Sani, said the police would collaborate with sister security agencies and all critical stakeholders to ensure that the celebration was peaceful and without challenges.

To this end, the Police Commissioner in Bauchi ordered the deployment of three thousand and sixty seven police officers and men, comprising Conventional Police and other Tactical Teams of the Command as well as necessary logistics to all praying grounds and venues of events in the State.

“Personnel deployed for this critical assignment are under strict instruction of the Commissioner of Police to be civil but firm in the discharge of their duties. Furthermore, the Command is prepared to deal with hoodlums, political thugs and other disgruntled elements that may attempt to cause break down of law and order before during and after the festive period,” CP Sani said.

He enjoined the citizens to cooperate with the police and other security agencies in their efforts to ensure peaceful celebrations and equally report any suspicious person or object to the nearest Police Station or call the Command emergency phone number 08151849417.