The Ogun State Police Command has assured residents of the state that it has put in place a robust security arrangement in order to ensure hitch free Sallah celebration.
The command’s spokesman, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi stated that “large scale and elaborate tactical as well as covert policemen have been strategically deployed by the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu across the length and breadth of the State with a clear mandate of ensuring crime free Sallah celebration”.
He revealed that “men of special units such as FSARS, PMF, Tactical Response and Intelligence units and Anti Kidnapping/ Cultism sections have also been deployed to nip in the bud any violent crime that may want to rear its ugly head. 24hrs surveillance has also been ordered around the various praying grounds as well as event and recreation centers across the state”.
While felicitating with Muslim faithful and the people of Ogun State, CP Iliyasu enjoined them to reflect on the reasons for the Sallah celebration and be good ambassadors of Islam by ensuring peace at all times.
He also appealed to members of the public to “alert the Police whenever and wherever they notice any strange or suspicious faces, gathering or movement in their neighbourhoods in order to assist the security agencies to perform their duties to the optimal level, as security is everybody’s business”.
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