Eid-el-Kabir: Police assure FCT residents of adequate security


The Police Commissioner in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Garba Haruna, says adequate security measures have been put in place to ensure peaceful Eid-el-Kabir Sallah celebration in the FCT.

Haruna gave the assurance on Tuesday in Abuja shortly after the monthly FCT Security Committee Meeting, chaired by the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr Olusade Adesola.

The commissioner urged residents to go about their businesses during the Sallah period without fear of any breakdown of law and order.

According to him, arrangements have been concluded for the FCT residents to have a peaceful Sallah celebration.

He added that police officers have been deployed and put on alert a day to the Sallah celebration.

“All the praying grounds will be covered. The DPO Area Commanders have been alerted.

“Also, the Explosive Ordinance Disposal officers will scan and screen the areas that people are supposed to gather.

“I want to assure residents of the FCT that they are safe and secure.

“They should move about their lawful businesses. Those who expect to go to the praying ground should go and have their worship.

“We will be there to support and secure them. There will be no problem,” he assured.

The meeting had in attendance the heads of various military and para-military formations in the FCT, religious and traditional leaders as well as relevant officers of the FCTA.