Eid-Fitr: Police to deploy 3,500 officers for security to Katsina State residents – Official
– No fewer than 3,500 policemen would be deployed to Katsina state to provide security to residents during the forthcoming Eid-Fitr celebration
– The state command’s public relations officer Gambo Isah confirmed this newsmen in the state
– Isah warned “area boys” and petty thieves who might want to steal handsets and money in Mosques and other gatherings to rescind their decision
The police command in Katsina state decalred that it would deploy no fewer than 3,500 policemen to provide security to residents during the forthcoming Eid-Fitr celebration.
The command’s public relations officer Gambo Isah, disclosed this to newsmen on Tuesday, June 13, in the state.
He said security men would be deployed to strategic locations across the state to ensure a hitch free celebration.
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Isah further said that additional 500 personnel from the Nigerian Army and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps would also join the policemen to provide security during the period.
He added that “plain-clothed security operatives will also be deployed to all the prayer venues including the Central Mosque, Katsina, GRA Mosque, Ibn Coomassie Mosque, Modoji praying ground and Umaru Musa Yar’adua University Mosque, among other Eid praying grounds across the state.”
The police spokesman said security would also be beefed up with regular plain-clothed and mounted troops along the routes that the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Kabir Usman, would pass when paying Sallah homage (Hawan Bariki) to Gov. Aminu Masari and during Durbar display.
‘’Security measures will also be made in Daura Emirate and other parts of the state where Area Commanders and the Divisional Police Officers (DPO) will mobilise security for hitch free Eid-Fitr celebrations.