The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has deployed operatives in all prayer grounds nationwide as part of security measures for the Eid -el-Fitri celebration.
The IG said he had directed Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Commissioners of Police in charge of zones and state Commands to beef up security and ensure massive deployment of personnel in all Eid prayer grounds and other venues of celebration nationwide .
The force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood , who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, noted that the operation would cover recreation centres, public places and critical infrastructure and public utilities.
It added that the federal highway and anti -crime patrol teams had been dispatched to major roads and highways to ensure the safety of travellers, commuters and other road users, noting that they were under strict instruction to be civil, polite and firm while carrying out their duties.
“Police visibility patrols and surveillance will be maintained, raiding of criminal hideouts, black spots currently ongoing throughout the country aimed at removing criminal elements from the society will be sustained all through the period of the Eld -el-Fitr celebration and beyond,” the statement explained.
It further said that special Police deployments would be made to flash/vulnerable points .
Consequently, Police formation across the states of the federation have started beefing up security in order to have a peaceful sallah.