The Ogun police command has assured of adequate security at praying grounds across the state during the Eid -el-Kabir celebration.
SP Omolola Odutola , the police spokesperson in the state gave the assurance in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Saturday.
Odutola stated that adequate security would be deployed at all prayer grounds to ensure polite and firm screening of persons, vehicles, luggage, at various official lecture venues.
She added that there would also be effective crowd control at parks and picnic centers.
” Security personnel will man the houses of notable Islamic clerics, political leaders, traditional rulers, top government officials during and after the celebration.
” Traffic marshalls comprising of all sister agencies will be visible at all traffic point to emplace free flow of vehicular movement.
“Policemen along with sister agencies will be seen patrolling the state, and kindly expect reasonable stop and search only where it becomes necessary as a last resort in cases of suspicion.
” Indigenes are enjoined to use the control room telephone 09159578888/08081770416 toll free line during and after the celebration and report anyone suspected disrupting the peace and tranquility anywhere,” she said.
The police spokesperson explained that flash points would be taken over by all security personnel, saying citizens should expect plain clothes detectives and that the command was not leaving any stone unturned.
” The Department of Operations led by Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Bolanle Muritala, will coordinate all security personnel deployed for these years Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
” Ogun people please go about your celebrations and do not panic of any form of imminent danger.
” Accept the assurances of crack policemen to ensure a hitch free public holiday and Sallah celebrations,” she said.
Odutola warned that anyone or group that had planned to foment trouble does that at his or their peril.