- The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) is not leaving any stone unturned in ensuring tight security, especially during the Eid-El-Kabir holiday
- IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu has called for intensive training among officers and patrols in all areas of the country
- The IGP assured Nigerians of utmost security throughout and beyond the season and urged citizens to avoid all forms of gatherings as directed by the federal government to curb the spread of COVID-19
In a bid to further strengthen the security apparatus throughout Nigeria, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, has given an additional order to commissioners in all the 17 zonal commands of the country.
In a statement by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) spokesman, Frank Mba, made available to Legit.ng, the IGP directed the commissioners and their respective Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) to carry out "intensive confidence building patrols in all nooks and crannies of the country."
The police boss stated that the exercises should be observed on major highways and around critical national infrastructure.
As he gave Nigerians assurance of utmost security, IGP Adamu also sent his goodwill message to all Nigerian Muslims who are celebrating the Eid-El-Kabir festival.
Added to this, Adamu urged fellow citizens to be cooperative with the police and strictly adhere to the federal government's restriction on social and religious gatherings as a measure to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that all traditional Sallah festivities to celebrate Eid-El-Kabir had been cancelled in Kano by the state government.
Malam Muhammad Garba, the state commissioner of information, disclosed this in a briefing on Wednesday, July 22.
The commissioner noted that the decision was taken at the State Executive Council meeting held on Tuesday, July 21, as part of its effort to integrate the success that Kano has achieved in the fight against COVID-19.
Garba went on to note that congregational Eid prayers had been permitted under the strict observance of safety protocols to be supervised by government officials.
He added that there would be no visits to Shettima House, gathering for Hawan Daushe, Hawan Nassarawa, and other traditional outings in the Emirates.
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