Security operatives in Plateau state have disclosed that they are fully on ground to guarantee the protection of lives and property during the forthcoming Eid -el Kabir sallah celebration.
The Police command in the state in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, PPRO ASP Tyopev Terna, and made available to newsmen at the weekend said the ban on the use and sales of fire works such as knock out , banger and other explosive is still in force and the violators will be made to face the wrath of the law.
“Vehicles and tricycles must be packed 200 meters away from the worship centres praying grounds “.
“Worshippers going to the prayer grounds must subject themselves to thorough search by security agencies and use of motorcycles to worship centres is prohibited, throwing and carrying knives, cut lasses, sticks and other dangerous weapon to worship centres , praying grounds is not allowed, and the use of abusive “.
Similarly the commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps NSDC Plateau state command Mr Olasupo Adebayo in a statement signed by Naomi Cishak the Public relations officer of the command said the corps has deployed over 2,000 officers and men for the sallah celebrations.
He assured the general public that the corps and other security agencies have put in place all necessary strategies to ensure a peaceful celebration.
In a related development, a new commissioner of Police CP Peter Babatunde Ogunyanwo has assumed duty as the commissioner of police in Plateau state.
Before he took over as the commissioner of Plateau state Police command, he was the commissioner of police Bayelsa state command and commissioner of Police mobile force PMF Force headquarters according to a statement from the Police PRO in the state.