From Mustapha Adamu Kano
The Kano State Police Command has advised Muslim worshippers not to attend Eid prayer grounds with unnecessary objects for avoidance of being suspicious.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Magaji Musa Majiya and made available to newsmen yesterday.
According to him, people attending recreational centers during the Sallah celebrations should be extra vigilant, urging them to be cautious of people and objects around.
He also appealed to the general public to report any suspicious movement or item to security agencies.
Majiya also warned under aged children and unlicensed persons not to operate motor vehicles during and after the Sallah festive period on public highways.
He further called on parents and guardians to always assign adults to accompany their children in order to guide them throughout the festivities, noting that would checkmate cases of missing children.
“Kano Police Command is pleased to express gratitude to God for gracing us with peace and secured environment in the State.
“We must also extend 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 Eidel-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 festivities,” he stated Makiya continued” 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, and to call for strict compliance with traffic rules and regulations, by avoiding one way driving, over speeding, unsecured loading and dangerous driving etc.
“Hence, the Command will partner with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), KAROTA, and other civil volunteers in the State to enforce traffic regulations and ensure free flow of traffic during the celebrations, “ he added
Majiya also called on the general public to use the following emergency lines for distress calls, 08032419754, 08123821575 and 08075391163.
He also disclosed that rigorous patrols and raids are ongoing to avert any breach of the peace by miscreants.