Ogun State Police command says it has deployed tactical as well as covert policemen in order to ensure robust security cover before, during and after the Eid-el-kabir celebration by the people of the state.
This was contained in a statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi.
He said the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has activated men of the special units such as Special Anti-robbery Squad, Police Mobile Force, Tactical Response and Intelligence units, and Anti-kidnapping and cultism.
This, he said, was to nip any violent crime in the bud before may rear their ugly heads.
He said all the security units had “the mandate of ensuring crime-free Sallah celebration.”
The state police spokesman explained that the CP had ordered 24-hours surveillance around the various praying grounds, as well as event/recreational centres across the state.
He added that already major highways in the state including Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Benin-Sagamu-Ore Road, and Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway and others are being patrolled to provide security cover for motorists.
The state CP while felicitating with Muslim faithful and people of the state urged them to reflect the importance of the Sallah celebration “which is to strengthen our faith in God and be good ambassadors of Islam by ensuring peace at all times.
Ajogun equally appealed to residents to observe all COVID-19 preventive measures such as maintaining social/physical distancing, use of face mask, washing and sanitising of hands from time to time while celebrating Sallah.
The CP also advised members of the public to be vigilant while celebrating Sallah and promptly inform the police of any threat to law and order anywhere within the state.