BY RAYMOND OSHO
Few days into the Sallah celebration, the Ogun State Police Command has assured residents of the state of robust security to ensure a hitch-free Sallah celebration.
According to the Command, large scale and elaborate tactical as well as covert Policemen have been strategically deployed by the Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama across the length and breadth of the State with a clear mandate of ensuring crime – free Sallah celebration.
According to a release signed and made available to the media by the Command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 stated that men of special units such as the Special Ati-Robbery Squad (SARS), PMF, Tactical Response And Intelligence Units; Anti Kidnapping And Cultism sections have been deployed to nip in the bud any violent crime that may want to rear its ugly head.
The statement read in part “24hrs surveillance patrols have also been ordered around the various praying ground as well as event/recreation centers across the State.
“All our highway such as Lagos-Ibadan Express road, Benin-Sagamu-Ore, Lagos-Abeokuta Express road and other highways are been properly patrol to ensure that travelers plying the roads are well secured.”
Makama who felicitated with Muslim faithful in the state, enjoined them to reflect on the reasons for the Sallah celebration and be good ambassadors of Islam by ensuring peace at all times.”
In order to assist the security agencies to perform their duties to the optimal level, the Commissioner appealed to members of the Public to alert the Police and other security agencies whenever they notice any strange or suspicious faces, gathering or movement in their areas.