The Nigerian Police Force, Sokoto State command has assured residents of the state of adequate security ahead of this year’s eid-el-Kabir.
The Commissioner of Police, Sokoto State Command, CP Ibrahim S. Kaoje, on behalf of officers and men of the command also congratulated Muslim faithful in Sokoto State on the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir.
The CP assured members of the public of the preparedness of the force to provide adequate security for lives and property before, during and after the celebrations.
A statement issued by the state public relations officer, (PPRO), ASP Muhammad Abubakar Sadiq, stated that the command approved policeman derived from all departments have been deployed in Sokoto metropolitan area, while adequate provision has also been made to secure other parts of the State.
The statement said Islamic clerics are advised to shun inciting and seditious preaching.
“The mosques are neither a campaign nor partying venues, especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, hence, political statements, slogans and gatherings will not be accepted at the praying grounds.
“Criminals are advised to avoid Sokoto State completely as the Command has deployed full Combatant Ready Police Officers to operate within the ambits of the law to keep Sokoto State free of crime/criminality”
The command further urged the general public is to comply with all safety advisories aimed at the containment of the Covid-19 pandemic and to report any suspicious movements in their area to the nearest Police formation or through the following phone numbers: 07019699968, 09035631874.
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