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Eid: SSS, Police urge Nigerians to be security conscious

THE State Security Service (SSS) and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have urged Nigerians to be security conscious and observe security protocols as they engage in religious and social activities during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

Both security outfits gave the directive in separate statements issued and obtained by The ICIR.

The Director of Public Relations and Strategic Communications Department of the service, Peter Afunanya in a statement on Saturday, June 15 titled,Eid-el-Kabir: DSS cautions celebrants to be vigilant encouraged owners and users of shopping centres, parks, and train stations, among others, to make sure that all physical and other security measures necessary for public safety are strictly adhered to.

The Service urged citizens to promptly report suspected movements or breaches to appropriate law enforcement authorities.

Afunanya said the SSS would work with other law enforcement organizations to safeguard people and property throughout the festivities.

The SSS added that the website, dss.gov.ng; email address – [email protected] and Telephone lines +2349153391309;+2349088373514 will remain available to the members of the public who may wish to contact the Service during and after the holidays.

In a related development, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command in anticipation of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration by the Muslim faithful, has deployed material and human resources at the Command’s disposal across the nooks and crannies of the Nation’s Capital.

This was disclosed by the Spokesperson of the Command Josephine Adeh, in a statement on Friday, June 14

Adeh said the deployment was to ensure that residents of the FCT enjoy a peaceful atmosphere before, during, and after the Eid celebration.




     

     

    She added that the deployment includes police visibility and the presence of explosive ordinance device (EOD) experts and personnel at various prayer grounds, recreational centres, and event venues.

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    It also involves raids on identified black spots, uncompleted buildings, and shanties, as well as stop-and-search operations.

    The Command informed residents about diversion points in the territory, including a diversion around the Eid ground by the airport interchange to Games Village and Jabi by the airport road into the main city.

    The ICIR reported on Friday that the Federal Government declared Monday and Tuesday as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

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