Kano State Police Command, says it has deployed adequate security personnel across the state to ensure hitch free Eid- el-Kabir celebration.
The Public Relations Officer of the Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Kano on Friday.
Haruna said the command would partner with DSS, Nigeria Civil Defence Corps, Immigration, Federal Road Safety Corps, KAROTA and other civil volunteers in the state to enforce traffic regulations.
He said the collaboration would ensure free flow of vehicles, safety of lives and property during the celebrations.
Haruna urged members of the public to cooperate and support the personnel in discharging their statutory duties.
The PPRO called for strict obedience to traffic rules and regulations, avoidance of driving on one way, over speeding, unsecured loading and dangerous driving.
“Security measures will be observed at worship centers; worshippers attending Eid grounds are advised to avoid carrying unnecessary objects that may trigger apprehension or suspicion.
“People attending recreational centers during the Sallah celebrations should be extra vigilant by taking good cognizance of people and objects around them and report any suspicious movement or item to security agencies.
“Emergency GSM lines for distress calls are: 08032419754, 08123821575 and 08075391163.
“Underaged children and unlicensed persons are not allowed to operate motor vehicles and tricycles before, during and after the festive period.”
The PPRO urged parents and guardians to always accompany their children with adults that will guide them so as to checkmate cases of missing children, accidents or any unsolicited dealings.
According to him, the command has banned all rallies and processions, without due legal process and that is capable of leading to security breach or breakdown of law and order, as it would attract severe consequences and sanctions.
“Rigorous Patrols and raids to compliment *Operation Puff Adder* will continue, to avert any breach of the peace by criminals and miscreants throughout the state.
“The Kano Commissioner of Police, Mr Ahmed Iliyasu, wishes the good people of the state a Happy Eid-El-Kabir in advance,” he said. (NAN)