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Police deploy 2089 personnel for Eid-il-Fitr


Police deploy 2089 personnel for Eid-il-Fitr 

From Christiana Gokyo, Jos


The Plateau State Police Command has deployed 2,089 personnel to detect and prevent crime as well as control traffic during the Eid-El -Fitr celebration. 


A statement signed and issued to newsmen in Jos yesterday by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ubah Gabriel Ogaba, said there will be no prayers on all Eid Grounds but in mosques and should not have more than 50 worshippers.

According to the statement, “social distancing, use of hand sanitizers and wearing of face mask is compulsory for all and there is a total ban on the use of tricycles (Keke) during these periods (Saturday and Sunday) within Jos metropolis and Bukuru areas of the State.

“Also, the Command in its quest to have a hitch free Sallah celebration, held a meeting on 20th May, 2020 with Security Chiefs, religious leaders and other critical stakeholders in  state in order to fine tune its strategies to ensure a crime free celebration across the State.

“In view of the above, the Command wishes to remind members of the public that the Federal and State Government safety directives on Covid-19 Pandemic are still in force.

“The Command therefore solicits the cooperation of the peace loving residents of the state in the maintenance of law and order during the festivity.”

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