Eid El Fitr: Police calls for security consciousness in Kano

Acheme Jack, Kano

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Kano state command of the Nigerian Police has advised Muslim worshipers and people attending recreational centres during the Eid El Fitr festivities to be security conscious and report suspicious movements to security agencies.

The Command’s spokesperson, Superintendent of Police, Magaji Musa Majia in a signed statement said machineries have been put in place to ensure adequate security of lives and property during the Sallah celebrations and beyond.

He said worshippers attending Eid grounds are advised to avoid carrying unnecessary objects for avoidance of being suspicious.

He added that “People attending recreational centers during the Sallah celebrations should be extra vigilant by taking good cognizance of people and objects around, with a view to reporting any suspicious movement or item to security agencies.”

“Under aged children and unlicensed persons are not allowed to operate motor vehicles, during, before, and after the festive period on Public Highways.

“Parents and guardians should always accompany their children with adults to guide them throughout the festivities. This will checkmate cases of missing children,” Majia cautioned.

It also extended good-will message to all Sister Security Agencies, Eminent Persons’ Forum (EPF), Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Religious Leaders, Traditional Institutions, and other Critical Stakeholders, for synergizing with the Command in the prevention and control of crime in the State.

The statement further reads “The Eid-el-Fitr occasion is a celebration of peace and the Command would deploy adequate security to ensure that the good people of the state have a hitch-free festivity.”

“With the massive developmental projects embarked upon by Kano State Government, the traffic flow is expected to multiply, thereby prompting the Command to solicit for full cooperation and support of the public in the discharge of its duties.”

“The general public is advised to continue cooperating with all security agencies in the State especially the Federal Road Safety Corps, Civil Defense Corps, KAROTA, Hisbah, Vigilante group and other civil volunteers who are out to maintain law and order and ensure a hitch free as well as colourful Sallah celebrations.

“Rigorous Patrols and raids are ongoing to avert any breach of the peace by miscreants.”