The Commissioner of Police, Benue State Command, CP Mukaddas Garba, has ordered the deployment of adequate Police Officers across the State to ensure a peaceful celebration of Eid-El-Fitr.
CP Mukaddas in a press statement signed by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP. Anene Sewuese Catherine, said police officers have been deployed to provide security at all Muslim praying grounds, identified “black spots” and all routes within the State during and after Eid-el-Fitir celebration.
The Commissioner assured the general public of his commitment to provide adequate security during and after the celebration and called on the Benue people to be law abiding and report suspicious activities to the Police.
He, therefore warned trouble makers to stay off or face the wrath of the law when caught.
“Let me quickly warn all persons intending to perpetrate crime that severe consequences await them. The command will not tolerate any attempt to break law and order in the state.
“As you celebrate Eid-el-Fitir, remember to be security conscious. Be familiar with your environment and do not accept rides offered by strangers.
“Do not accept drinks or any edible substances from strangers. Employ all available security measures to stay safe. Also ensure you have phone numbers of Police Stations that are nearer to you.”
He gave the Benue Police Command control number as thus 0806-600-6475, saying it was available to members of the public at all times.