Another 1,715 policemen have been deployed to various parts of Delta State as part of efforts to protect lives and properties of residents who are celebrating the Eid-el-Fitr, Mr Ari Mohammed Ali, Delta State Commissioner of Police reported.
A statement issued by Acting Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO DSP Bright Edafe through Ali reiterated his plans to ensure peace and order during the celebration of the Muslims’ Eid-el-Fitr.
The Police boss said: “This month of Ramadan not only brings us blessing but is also believed to instil in adherents the value of sustained and patient acquired to be part of our daily lives. The lesson from this season urges us to shun all differences and exhorts us to promote harmony with the aim to show love and affection for each other according to Allah’s teachings”.
He urged members of the public to continue to assist and collaborate with the police and other security agencies to enable them to serve themselves and the state better, admonishing them “to be security conscious and take appropriate measures towards personal protection and their personal effects, not only at home but also in public places such as markets, worship centres, shopping malls and highways.
“We should remember that Eid is the epitome of collective happiness and its blessing should be spread amongst all. I enjoin everyone while engaging in the celebration of Eid el-Fitr to please adhere to all COVID-19 protocols at all time to help curtail the spread of the pandemic.”
In the same way, 3,410 policemen have been deployed by the Edo State Police Command to various venues where Eid-el-Fitr will be celebrated to provide security.
On Tuesday, SP Kontongs Bello, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command gave this update in a statement in Benin.
Bello said that during the time of Eid-el-Fitr celebrations that mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan, the command wishes to rejoice with all our Muslim in the state