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  • Updated: April 09, 2024

Eid-el-Fitr: Yobe government beefs up security, assures hitch-free celebration

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The Yobe Government has revealed that it provided adequate security ahead of the Eid-el-Fitr celebration, marking the end of the 30-day 2024 Ramadan fasting on Wednesday across the state.

The Deputy Governor of the State, Idi Barde Gubana stated this on Tuesday when he presided over the State strategic security meeting on behalf of Governor Mai Mala Buni.

Gubana said security personnel have been deployed to strategic locations, including places of social activities aimed at ensuring a hitch-free celebration.

During the meeting attended by all heads of security agencies in the state, said: "Security agencies have been alerted to be in strategic places before, during and after the celebration to nip any potential security situation in the bud."

Yusuf Ali, the Senior Special Assistant on Communications and Strategy to Governor Buni disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.

According to Ali, while briefing newsmen after the meeting, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmad Garba said the measures to be taken by the police include the deployment of security personnel to Eid grounds across the state.

The commissioner reiterated that security personnel will be placed at all strategic locations, adding that "by the time we're ending the holiday and Sallah is finished, everyone will be happy to say that it is another successful Eid-el-Fitr celebration."

He further urged parents and guardians to monitor the movement of their children to prevent criminals from taking advantage of the celebration and disrupting peace.

The Governor's aide added that the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and Yobe State Road Traffic Agency (YOROTA) have also assured that they will embark on special patrol to ensure motorists and other road users adhere to safety standards to have a hitch-free celebration.

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