Sallah: Police Deploy Men To Praying Grounds

September 9, 2016


By Modupe Olowookere

The Nigeria Police Force has deployed officers to praying grounds across the country to forestall any breakdown of law and order during the Eid el-Kabir celebration next week.

The Federal Government has declared Monday and Tuesday next week for the Muslims’ celebration.

Business Post learnt security operatives, both plain and uniformed have been deployed to man some strategic locations and soft spots that could be used by terrorists and hoodlums to carry out their activities.

This week, the police and the DSS advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the governorship election in Edo State earlier fixed for this Saturday to another date because they got intelligence reports that terrorists were planning to attack some areas in the country, including the state, during the holidays.

This advice was heeded to by INEC, which rescheduled the exercise to Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

However, Nigerians have been urged to go about their lawful duties during the Eid el-Kabir celebration next week, while those planning to foment trouble warned to desist or be ready to face the wrath of the law.

The Nigeria Police maintained that it would never give chance to any group or individual to threaten the peaceful atmosphere being enjoyed by citizens.

Dipo Olowookere

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

Mr Olowookere can be reached via [email protected]

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