*warns against use of knock-out
By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Kaduna Police Command has assured the general public that it has made adequate security arrangement to cover for both workers’ and eid-fitr celebrations in the state.
A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Muhammed Jalige, informed that no fewer than 10,000 personnel were deployed.
“The deployment is drawn from the conventional, logistics and tactical manpower of the Command, all aimed at ensuring that the festivities are observed hitch free in the State.
“The over ten thousand (10,000) personnel deployment is to cover worship centers, critical national infrastructures, markets, social and recreational centers, major highways and other public spaces,” it said.
It added that, “The Commissioner of police Kaduna Command, CP Yekini A. Ayoku psc(+),mni has assured members of the general Public that their safety and security is of paramount importance to the Command and equally urged them to warn their wards against the use of fireworks (Knock-out) as violators of this will be severely dealt with in accordance with extant laws.
“The Command has guaranteed all that it has dominated public spaces and urged them to go about their lawful activities without fear of any intimidation or harassment from any quarter and to promptly report any suspicious object(s) or person(s) through the designated Command’s emergency contacts viz; 07039675856 and 08075391105 for prompt response,” it said.
The CP used the opportunity to felicitate with Muslim faithful in the state for the successful completion of this year’s Ramadan fasting and wished them a happy Sallah celebration.
He urged them to as well internalise the discipline and lessons learnt during the holy month and coexist peacefully with one another for the progress of our the state.