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  • Updated: April 09, 2024

Eid-el-Fitr: Ogun Police assures of smooth celebration

Eid-el-Fitr: Ogun Police assures of smooth celebration

The Police Command in Ogun State has promised to ensure smooth Eid-el-Fitr celebrations in the state.

In a statement issued by its spokesperson, Omolola Odutola on Tuesday, the command revealed that it has put up safety measures to ensure the residents have a peaceful celebrations.

"Policemen have been drafted to man critical flash points and its been evidence from the 8th of April 2024 with heavy presence of security personnel conducting barricaded stop and searches In areas like, Kemta, Bamboo, Onigarri, Odeda, Long bridge, Alapako, Ogunmakin, Foursquare, Straight gate, the Command appeal for cooperation from residents, as police presences will be strongly felt in those places.

"Visitors entering into the Gateway State should expect thorough checks for security purposes and are enjoined to exercise patience as there will be few checks and checkpoints deliberately created for the security pleasures of residents. 

"As the modus operandi of criminals are easily predicted, people accessing point of sale locations, eatery, lounges, restaurants, hotels are hereby adviced to be alert and secure their valuables in order not to fall victim of the schemes of criminals.

"Prayer grounds will witness deployment of specialised units who will man the gates. Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Counter terrorism, and Mobile Police will be visible at praying grounds, all strategically placed to curb attacks and ward off criminals.

"Other security agencies in collaboration with the Ogun State Police Command will be on patrol of the Lagos Ibadan expressway, as well as Sagamu Benin highway, Kara long bridge, will remain on surveillance by the Divisional Police Officers in their respective area of jurisdiction.

"The Commissioner of Police has directed supervisory Area Commanders, to render hourly situation reports, throughout the Eid celebrations.

"Finally, the Commissioner of Police, CP Alamutu Abiodun Mustapha felicitates with devout Muslims as he wishes all Muslim faithfuls a happy Eid El FITRI."

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