The Edo state police Command has deployed 3,410 personnel to provide security during the Eid-el-Fitr celebration across the different venues in Edo state.
The Commands Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Kontongs Bello, disclosed this on Tuesday, May 11, in Benin city, the state capital.
SP Bello, on behalf of the command, rejoiced with all Muslim ummah and urged them to be security conscious while celebrating and report any suspicious movement during this period of Eid-el-Fittr celebration which marks the end of Holy Month.
“In the light of this celebration, the command has put in place adequate security measures in ensuring the security of lives and property of our Muslims and the general public during and after the celebration.
“The command has massively deployed 3,410 Policemen to Mosques and recreation venues across the state.
“Also deployed are traffic personnel to ensure free flow of traffic especially in Benin.”
“The Commissioner of Police Edo State Command, CP Phillip Ogbadu, enjoins all Muslim Ummah to be security conscious while celebrating and report any suspicious movement,” the statement added.
“The CP advises that the command control room can be contacted in time of distress through the following telephone numbers: 08037646272, 08123827225, 08056776365 and 08077773721.”