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Eid-el-Kabir: Police deploy over 3,000 to Benin/Auchi road, mosques, others; warn fun-seekers

The Police in Edo State have advised fun-seekers to be security conscious while celebrating this year’s Eid-El-Kabir.

The state Commissioner of Police, Phillip Ogabdu, made this known in a press release sent to Muhabarishaji by the command spokesperson, SP Bello Kontongs in Benin City on Friday

He said while the command is felicitating with all Muslim faithful in the state during this period of Eid-El-Kabir celebration.

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According to him; “In the light of this celebration, the command put in place adequate security measures in ensuring the security of lives and property of all Muslims and the general public during and after the celebration to curtail activities of criminal elements that are bent on making life difficult for law abiding citizens.

“The Command has massively deployed 3,301 policemen to mosques, recreation centres, Benin/Auchi Road and all strategic locations across the state.

“The command is also deploying traffic personnel to ensure free flow of traffic especially in Benin City. The Command will also collaborate with other sister security agencies to ensure that the celebration is hitch-free.”

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The Commissioner enjoins all Muslim Ummah to be security conscious while celebrating and report any suspicious movement or criminal activities around them to the police.

“We assure that our control numbers 08037646272, 08123827225, 08056776365, and 08077773721 will be available for contact in time of any distress,” the statement added.

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