ILORIN – The Kwara State Police Command on Saturday said it has deployed more than 5,000 personnel to protect lives and property in the state during the Eid-el-Fitr (Sallah) celebration.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Ambrose Aisabor, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in llorin that some of the personnel had their annual and casual leaves suspended to enable them participate in the operations.
The commissioner said that most of them have been deployed to international border areas of the state.
He said those deployed at the borders would monitor the activities of those coming in and going out of the state to checkmate possible security breach.
Aisabor said that enough personnel have also been deployed to all the 16 local government areas of the state to ensure a hitch-free celebration.
He said other would remain at their duty posts to maintain 24-hour patrol of their areas for hitch-free Sallah celebration.
[eap_ad_1] The commissioner described security of lives and property as a collective responsibility and solicited for the cooperation of the people of the state to ensure a crime-free society.
Aisabor said anti-bomb squads have been deployed to all designated Eid praying grounds across the state to avert cases of bomb blast.
“I have also warned my personnel to carry out their duties diligently and guard against any form of robbery or attack on innocent citizens in any part of the state,” Aisabor said. (NAN)