The Borno State Command has assured citizens of adequate security and hitch free Eid-el-Kabir Sallah celebration.
A statement by the Command Spokesman, ASP Sani Kamilu said adequate arrangements has been made to ensure crime free celebration.
“In pursuance of the above, the Commissioner of Police Borno State Police Command, CP ABDU UMAR mnim, psc, fdc, has made adequate security deployment of officers and men across the State for effective security coverage throughout the celebrations.
“This arrangement will cover all the praying grounds, malls and recreational centres where a large number of people are expected to gather.
“To this end, high visibility patrols/stop and search, and intelligence/information gathering will be intensified within this period and beyond.
“Furthermore, Safer highway patrol teams have been deployed to major highways in the state to ensure the security of travellers and commuters.
“In sequel to the above, there will be restriction of vehicular movement between 7 am and 12:15 pm on 10/07/2022. The restriction, though regretted, will include the use of motor vehicles, tricycles and bicycles except for those on essential duties.
“Muslim faithful are advised to pray at Eid prayer grounds close to their homes and to ensure they go early enough for security screening,” the statement added.
It also urged parents to take proper care of their wards and children at the prayer grounds to avert incidences of missing children, adding that youths who carry knives and other dangerous weapons on their persons to prayer grounds or recreational centres would face the wrath of the law.
“While wishing the public especially the Muslim faithful a happy Eid-il-Kabir celebration, the Commissioner of Police, CP ABDU UMAR enjoins members of the public to be law-abiding, security conscious at all times and to report any strange or suspicious person(s), movements or object(s) to the nearest police officer/station.
“You can contact the following phone numbers: 08066836440,” Kamilu said.