Eid-El-Kabir: Police beef up security in Osun

The Osun State Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Umar Abba, has ordered effective and extensive deployment of policemen as well as all necessary logistics to strategic locations across the state.

This is as part of efforts by the Osun State Police Command to ensure a hitch free Eid-el-kabir celebrations.

CP Umar Abba made this known in a statement issued by the Command Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola in Osogbo on Thursday.

The CP, according to the statement, also issued a directive to all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers as well as Tactical Commanders, “charging them to ensure that no stone is left unturned in making sure that adequate security is provided in their various areas of jurisdiction”.

While stressing that maximum attention should be paid to critical public places and other points prone to public disturbance, the CP “assured members of the public that security had already been beefed up to ensure a crime-free Sallah celebration”.

Charging heads of formations to personally supervise their personnel deployed for the special assignment, CP Umar Abba warned them not to infringe on the rights of citizens.

“They are to ensure a 24/7-hourly surveillance of their respective area of operations. We are soliciting for the cooperation of all and sundry.

“The State Police Command is hereby urging citizens to be law abiding. Parents and guardians are enjoined to take good care of their wards and advise them to stay away from any act capable of causing public disorderliness.

“Members of the public are to report any suspicious movement by giving prompt and useful information to the Police in case of any infraction of the law through the following numbers 08039537995 and 08067788119.

“The Commissioner of Police, Osun State Command wishes all Muslim faithfuls and visitors a joyous and peaceful celebration.”

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