Police deploy 2,000 personnel in Kwara  for hitch-free sallah celebration

The Police Command in Kwara deployed 2,000 of its across the state to ensure that the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir  is hitch free.

The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Ajayi Okasanmi, disclosed this in statement he  made available to newsmen Saturday in Ilorin.


The statement read, “The command deployed a total number of 2000 strong officers and men, in addition to special tactical units comprising the Force Animal Branch, Mounted troop, police Mobile Force, anti Kidnapping, anti cult, Explosive Ordinance Department and men of the command’ intelligence unit.

“Criminals are warned of the consequences of their criminality, as the full weight of the law will be brought to bear anybody arrested for any act of lawlessness.”

The Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Federal Government  had declared July 20 and July 21,2021  as public holidays for Nigerians to celebrate the event.

According to the statement, the command advised Muslim faithful to enjoy the sallah and holidays without any fear of attack or molestation, as both entry and exit points in to the state will be  sufficiently policed.

It , however,  urged the residents to be vigilant, be conscious of happenings around them, and to  report strange faces, movements and activities to the police using the following police emergency numbers: 08125275046/070-32069501. (NAN)