The Plateau State Police Command has barred Muslims from using playground for Eid prayers during Saturday’s Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
Besides, the Police command also pledged to deploy 2,089 personnel to detect and prevent crime during the celebration.
Spokesperson of the command, ASP Ubah Gabriel, announced this in a statement on Thursday, in Jos.
According to the statement, the decision followed a meeting held on May 20 with security chiefs, religious leaders, and other critical stakeholders in the state in order to fine-tune its strategies to ensure a crime-free forthcoming Eid-el-Fitr celebration across the State.
The statement further reminded members of the public that the federal and state governments’ safety directives on the COVID-19 pandemic were still in force.
The police solicited the cooperation of people of the state in the maintenance of law and order during and after the exercise.
In order to ensure adequate security and safety of citizens during the celebration, he said the command would deploy a total of 2,089 personnel to detect and prevent crime as well as control traffic.