Kano state Police Command on Thursday advised Muslim worshipers and people attending recreational centres during the Eid El Fitr festivities to be security conscious and report suspicious movements to security agencies.
In a statement signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Superintendent of Police, Magaji Musa Majia and made available to newsmen in Kano, Police said they have put machineries in place to ensure adequate security of lives and property during the Sallah celebrations.
The statement reads: “worshippers attending Eid grounds are advised to avoid carrying unnecessary objects for avoidance of being suspicious.
“People attending recreational centers during the Sallah celebrations should be extra vigilant by taking good cognizance of people and objects around, with a view to reporting any suspicious movement or item to security agencies.
“Under aged children and unlicensed persons are not allowed to operate motor vehicles, during, before, and after the festive period on Public Highways.
“Parents and guardians should always accompany their children with adults to guide them throughout the festivities. This will checkmate cases of missing children.
“Kano Police Command is pleased to express gratitude to Allah (SWT) for gracing us with peace and secured environment in the State. We must also extend good-will message to all Sister Security Agencies, Eminent Persons’ Forum (EPF), Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Religious Leaders, Traditional Institutions, and other Critical Stakeholders, for synergizing with the Command in the prevention and control of crime in the State.
“The Eidel-Fitr occasion is a celebration of peace and the Command would deploy adequate security to ensure that the good people of the State have a hitch-free festivities.
“With the massive developmental projects embarked upon by Kano State Government, the traffic flow is expected to multiply, thereby prompting the Command to solicit for full cooperation and support of the public in the discharge of its duties, and to call for strict compliance with traffic rules and regulations, by avoiding one way driving, over speeding, unsecured loading and dangerous driving etc. Hence, the Command will partner with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), KAROTA, and other civil volunteers in the State to enforce traffic regulations and ensure free flow of traffic during the celebrations.
“The good people of Kano are enjoined to bear and be patient with the Police and other sister security agencies during discharge of our statutory duties. This is to ensure a hitch free, and colourful Sallah celebrations.
“The general public is advised to continue cooperating with all security agencies in the State especially the Federal Road Safety Corps, Civil Defense Corps, KAROTA, Hisbah, Vigilante group and other civil volunteers who are out to maintain law and order.
“The public is also urged to use the occasion to pray for the State, the Nation and all our leaders for Allah’s guidance. We should also pray for continuous peace, tranquility and economic development of Kano State and our dear nation, Nigeria.
The following emergency lines are for distress calls. They are: 08032419754, 08123821575 and 08075391163.
“Rigorous Patrols and raids are ongoing to avert any breach of the peace by miscreants. Finally, the Commissioner of Police CP. Rabiu Yusuf psc+ on behalf of officers and men of the Command wishes the good people of Kano State a Happy Eid-El Fitir in advance.”