Aug 1, 2021

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Eid-el-Kabir: IGP orders tight security on highways, worship centres

  • Police officers have been ordered to ensure maximum security in the country as Muslim faithful celeberate Eid-el-Kabir
  • The order was given by Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, in a statement sighted by Legit.ng
  • He urged citizens to celebrate and enjoy the beauty of the Eid-el-Kabir while remaining security conscious

Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered Commissioners of Police to tighten security on highways, worship and recreational centres among others ahead of Eid-el-Kabir festival.

He said this in a statement titled, ‘Eid-el-Kabir: IGP assures sustained efforts at improving public safety and security’, by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, on Sunday.

The statement quoted Bala as congratulating the Muslim Faithful in the country on the occasion of the year 2021 Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

He also reiterated that the Force would continue to improve on the recent gains achieved in stabilizing security order in parts of the country, protecting lives and property of citizens, and denying space for crimes and criminality to thrive in and around the country.

The police boss enjoined citizens to celebrate and enjoy the beauty of the Eid-el-Kabir while remaining security conscious and compliant with the COVID-19 prevention protocols.

Meanwhile, two prominent emirates in Katsina state, Katsina and Daura, have suspended public activities for the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir, citing security reasons.

The activities affected by the suspension are public display by horse riders (Durbar) at the palaces of the emirs.

Nigerian court sentences two former policemen to death for kidnapping

The court sitting in Ikot Ekpene local government area of the state also condemzned to death three others, Walter Udo, Ibiono Ibom, and Udo Etim whose house was used to keep the victim hostage, while demanding N100m ransom.

The trial judge, Justice Isangedighi, said the accused were sentenced to death according to Section 1 (2) of Akwa Ibom State Internal Security and Enforcement Law 2009.