Paul Orude, Bauchi
No fewer than 2992 officers and men have been deployed by the Bauchi State Police Command for the forthcoming Eid-ei-Fitr celebrations in the state.
They comprised of conventional police, Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorist Unit, Explosive Ordinance Disposal personnel, intelligence personnel, medical personnel and other operatives of the Command.
This was disclosed by the Commissioner of police, Sanusi Lemu.
CP Lemu spoke through the command’s Public Relations Officer, Kamal Abubakar in a statement made available to newsmen in Bauchi on Wednesday.
He stated that the Command is ready to protect lives and properties of all citizens resident in the state in the Eid-el Fitr celebration.
He assured the people of the State of the Command’s readiness to perform its mandatory and statutory duty of protection of lives and property of innocent citizens.
The Commissioner of Police said: “The Command is fully prepared to deal with hoodlums, political thugs and other disgruntled elements that may cause panic among the public during the period and will collaborate with sister security agencies and all stakeholders to ensure peaceful and hitch free celebrations,”
Hr said that the Command has designed an Operation Order for effective deployment of officers and men as well as all necessary logistics to all praying grounds and venues of events in the state.
He directed all Divisional Police Officers, Head of Department and Sectional Heads to personally supervise the deployment of men and patrol their areas of responsibilities throughout the period and beyond.
The Police boss extended his warm greetings to all Muslim faithful and other citizens in the state as they celebrate the EID-EL FITIR.
He enjoined them to cooperate with police and other security agencies in their efforts towards ensuring peaceful celebrations and equally report any suspicious person or object to the nearest Police Station or call the command’s emergency phone number 08151849417.