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Ahead of the Eid el Fitr celebrations, the Zamfara State Police Commissioner, Mr Hussaini Rabiu has assured indigenes of adequate security, informing that over 2000 police operatives have been deployed to all the nooks and cranny of the state.
In a press statement signed by the police spokesman in the state, Mohammed Shehu and made available to newsmen in Gusau, the commissioner directed all the Area Commanders, DPOs and other tactical commanders to be on constant patrol.
‘You must be on constant patrol in your respective areas. Security of lives and property is your primary responsibility’ he lamented.
‘I have made an adequate security arrangement to ensure hitch-free celebrations. the statement added.’
‘To this end, the Command has deployed 2000 operatives of the command to all the nooks and crannies of the 14 Local Government Areas of the state. This is aimed at ensuring that, vulnerable places such Eid praying grounds, recreational centres, major highways, Government and Private infrastructures are adequately covered to forestall the breakdown of law and order’
‘This critical assignment will be executed in collaboration with other Security Agencies and critical stakeholders, all in a bid to ensure that, the celebration is peaceful and hitch-free’
‘Personnel involved in this special assignment are under the strict instruction of the Commissioner of Police to be civil but firm in the discharge of their duties.’
However, the commissioner has warned parents and guardians to control their children against involvement in any act capable of undermining the peace of the state, saying that any person or group arrested in violation of law and order, will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK