From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Security agencies in Kano are working with team-spirit to ensure peaceful Eid-el-Fitr celebrations in Kano. The AUTHORITY observed that adequate security arrangements are in place to ensure that citizens celebrate the Sallah festivals with balanced minds.
Earlier, the state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje had urged residents to remain security conscious and observe COVID-19 Protocols through out the festivals. Ganduje who gave the charge in his Sallah Message signed by the state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, also declared today (Friday) public holiday to enable residents have a better impact of the Eid-el-Fitr festivals.
As at the time of writing this report Friday morning, our Correspondent who monitored security situation observed that adequate security measures have been put in place to ensure smooth Friday prayers at Mosques across state.
Uniformed and plain-clothe security operatives were sighted at strategic locations early in the morning, just as residents were seen moving about their duties in high spirits soaked with celebration mood.
The Kano state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko ealier in his Sallah felicitations, assured of peaceful celebrations.
The police boss felicitated with the good people of Kano state, maintaining that, “we will ensure a hitch free celebration, the command has deployed 4,144 Policemen for security coverage to various Eid praying grounds and other places of activities during the festive period.
The Command in conjunction with Sister Security Agencies and other Civil Volunteers in the State will work harmoniously for the enforcement of law and order. Meanwhile, it is expected that the following Security and Safety tips be observed: Worshippers going to Eid Praying grounds are advised to avoid carrying unnecessary objects that may trigger suspicion or apprehension. Under aged children and unlicensed persons are not allowed to operate Motor Vehicles, Tricycles, Motorcycles and Bicycles while going to the Eid praying grounds.
“Parents and guardians should always accompany their children with adults while going to Eid praying grounds so as to checkmate cases of missing children, accidents or any unsolicited dealings. Any group or individual under whatever guise is warned to desist from any act or conduct that will cause breach of peace and breakdown of law and order. Whoever is caught engaging in such act will face the full wrath of the Law. People are advised to observe the Covid-19 prevention protocol by wearing facemask and observing social distancing throughout the festive period.”
CP Dikko further stated that, “rigorous patrols and raids of criminal hideouts will continue in order to avert any breach of peace by criminals and miscreants throughout the State. On behalf of the entire Officers and Men of the Command, I thank the good people of Kano State for their cooperation, encouragement, understanding and obedience to law and orders and urged them to pray for the country and the State. They should feel free to report any suspicious person, movement or item as they celebrate the Eid-el-Fitr. The Command provides the following GSM lines for distress calls: 08032419754, 08123821575, and08075391163. Once again, happy celebrations.”