About 3,500 Men of the Nigeria Police (NPF) Kwara State Police Command, have been mobilized to ensure safety and security of the people of the State during the Sallah and Durbar festivals.
According to a press statement issued by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi, the police have put necessary measures in place to maintain peace and orderliness before, during and after the Ileya celebrations.
According to him, while appreciating the importance of the celebrations, the reason for the season should not be lost .
” The Command has provided adequate security measures throughout the state, deploying 3,500 Police men and women drawn from various operational sections of the Force and all other available security resources at our disposal, in a bid to ensure that the dual celebrations of Ileya and Dubar in the state are enjoyed by all and sundry”. the statement reads.
The police also advised the people to jettison politics and politically- driven machinations and sentiments during Ileya/ Durbar as the festive period is not an avenue to display loyalty or advance political party supremacy.
The police boss implored the automobile operators to be mindful of pedestrians and other road users.
” The Command emphasized that the forthcoming festival is not political and as such, political slogans and foul languages will not be accepted from any quarters,mobile operators are advised to always respect the rights of other road users”.
Meanwhile, the general public have been advised to be conscious of their environments and monitor activities of their children and wards, while prompt report of suspicious movements and criminal acts should be reported to the authority.