Police deploy 7000 officers for eid el-kabir in kwara

Ilorin – The Police Command in Kwara on Thursday said it
had concluded arrangements to deploy 7,000 officers to
ensure a hitch-free Eid-el-Kabir celebrations in the state.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Ajayi
Okasanmi, made this known in an interview with the News
Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin.
Okasanmi said the command would activate all operational
sections, including Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD),
the intelligence Unit as well make do of its dogs to sniff
around for any dangerous object.
He said that the command had also mapped out strategies
and mount troops around areas believed to be prone to
violence across the state.
The command spokesman urged residents and those that
would be coming into the state to be conscious of their
environment because of the prevalence of security situation
in the country.
Okasanmi assured of the command’s readiness to police the
state to ensure a happy Sallah, and called on all and sundry
not to indulge in anything that could disrupt existing peace
in the state.
He described the Sallah period as a period of sober
reflection, and called on the residents to call on the police in
case of any emergency or distress.
The spokesman urged Nigerians to be their brother’s keeper,
and use the Sallah period to pray for the country.
He also urged them to provide the police with useful
information to reduce crime to the barest minimum.


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