- The Lagos state police command has received an additional 1,000 officers in preparation for the Eid-El-Kabir celebration
- The police officers were deployed to maintain peace and order in the state
- The spokesperson for the command said additional specialised units of the police would also be activated during the Sallah period
The Police in Lagos on Monday, August 20, announced the deployment of an additional 1,000 officers across the state for the celebration of Eid-El-Kabir.
The spokesperson for the Lagos state Police Command, Chike Obi, said the officers would help ensure a hitch-free Sallah celebration through effective coverage of the prayer grounds, holiday spots, and the neighbourhoods.
Premium Times reports that additional specialised units of the police like the Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD), the Canine section among many others would be activated during the period.
Oti said: “In addition, specialised units like the Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD), the Canine section (Police dogs), the Air support unit, Marine police and the Mounted troops (Horsemen ), have been activated and sufficiently mobilised to guarantee security during the holidays,” said Mr Oti, quoting the state police commissioner, Imohimi Edgal.
“The CP assures Lagosians that the command is committed to their security before, during and after the holiday.
“He wishes Muslim faithfuls happy Eid El Kabir celebration and admonishes the city dwellers to be security conscious and enjoy moderately during the holiday."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the federal government has declared Tuesday, August 21, and Wednesday, August 22 as public holidays to celebrate the 2018 Eid-el-Kabir.
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The minister of interior, retired Lt-Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on Thursday, August 16, in Abuja.
Wishing Nigerians a happy Eid-el-Kabir celebration, Dambazau admonished all citizens to use the period to embrace the virtues of love and sacrifice for the unity and development of the country.
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