Eid-el-Kabir: FCT police deploy massively ahead of Sallah celebrations

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Police arrest man for allegedly printing, distributing fake Police ID Cards
Police arrest man for allegedly printing, distributing fake Police ID Cards

By Idris Ibrahim

Ahead of the 2024 Eid-el-Kabir celebration, the FCT Police Command has proactively deployed explosive ordinance devices (EOD) experts alongside personnel at various prayer grounds, recreational centers, event centres in Abuja.

The massive deployment is aimed at ensuring residents of FCT enjoys a peaceful and serene atmosphere, before, during and post Eid celebration.

Josephine Adeh, FCT Police Command spokesperson made this known Friday in a statement issued to journalists.

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The statement noted that several raids have been conducted on identified black spots, uncompleted buildings/shanties, stop and search, Vehicular and foot patrol across the city’s centre.

According to the statement, diversion points were created for motorists/commuters within the territory, some of which includes: diversion point around Eid ground by airport interchange to games village and Jabi by airport road into the main city.

“The Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh psc, mni, urges residents to give the police operatives utmost cooperation, as the deployments is solely aimed at ensuring the safety of the populace. He also calls on the Muslim faithfuls in FCT, as they join others around the world in the celebration to embrace the virtues of the festivity, while reassuring the populace of his commitment to ensure the safety of all and sundry.”

“Residents are also urged to be vigilant and take advantage of the Police emergency lines to report suspicious activities through:
08032003913, 08028940883, 08061581938, 07057337653 PCB: 09022222352, CRU: 08107314192,” police said.

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