The Kano State Police Command has called on worshipers attending Eid-el-Fitri prayers on Wednesday to avoid taking unnecessary objects other than their praying mats to the eid ground.
This is to avert unnecessary break down of law and order, as well as to checkmate whoever wanted to use the occasion to foment trouble and ensure a Sallah free crisis.
The command also advised people attending recreational centers and places of gatherings during the Sallah celebrations to be extra vigilant by taking good cognizance of people and objects around them, with a view to report any suspicious move to security agencies.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Magaji Majia , on behalf of the state commissioner , CP Muhammed Dikko on Tuesday.
His words “As this year’s Ramadan Fasting comes to an end and celebrations for Eid-el Fitir comes forth, the Kano State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that security arrangement has been made to ensure a free and successful celebrations, and hereby call on good people of the State to heed to the following advice”.
The statement added that parents and guardians should accompany their children with adults to guide them throughout the festivities. This is to checkmate the rampant cases of missing children.
Motorist should strictly obey traffic rules and regulations and avoid reckless and dangerous driving, over speeding and racing so as to minimize cases of accident throughout the festive period and beyond. While under aged children and unlicensed persons are not allowed to operate motor vehicles.
The command said: “The good people of the State are enjoined to bear with the Police and other sister security agencies during the conduct of stop and search around some selected areas. The aim is to perfect a hitch free Sallah celebrations and beyond.
“The general public is advised to continue cooperating with all security agencies in the State especially the Federal Road Safety Corps, Civil Defense Corps, KAROTA, Hisbah, Vigilante group and other civil volunteers who are out to maintain law and order.
“The public is also urged to use the occasion to pray for our Country and the new IGP and his Management Team for Allah’s guidance as he steer the affairs of the Nigeria Police. We should also pray for continuous peace, tranquility and economic development of Kano State and our dear Nation.”
The command also urged the Public to continue to report any suspicious character or object to the nearest Police Station/Security outfit for necessary action or to call our emergency lines as follows; 08032419754, 08123821575.