The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu, ordered the deployment of adequate personnel and equipment to protect public places during the celebration of Eid-el-Kabir.
A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, on Friday in Abuja, said the IGP assured Nigerians of adequate security before, during and after the celebration.
Mba said the deputy general police inspectors (AIG) and the police commissioners (CP) in charge of the areas and state commands had been mandated to comply with the directive.
He said the deployment would encompass shopping centers, car parks, financial institutions, places of worship and recreation centers to allow tourists, the faithful and other Nigerians to enjoy optimal security during the period.
Mba also said the IGP ordered state police commissioners, including the FCT, to establish strategic and personalized security on significant highways.
The FPRO said the idea was to ensure adequate security for travelers and other road users.
“The IGP expresses its goodwill and congratulates all Nigerians, especially the Muslim Ummah, by joining other faithful from around the world to celebrate this year’s, Eid-el Kabir.
“The IGP has assured the public, especially the faithful, travelers and all well-meaning citizens, that the Nigerian police will effectively discharge their constitutional responsibility to provide adequate security for all,” he said.
Mba, therefore, urged Nigerians to be aware of security at all times and immediately report suspicious movements of individuals or groups to the police or other relevant security agencies.
NAN reports that the Federal Government declared Monday, August 12 and Tuesday, August 13 as holidays to commemorate the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations of 2019.