EID-EL-FITR CELEBRATION: Police Commissioner Assures The Public Of Proactive And Adequate Security In Plateau

The Plateau State Commissioner of Police, CP Bartholomew N. Onyeka has fine-tuned security strategies to ensure a crime-free Eid-El-Fitr celebration across the State.

According to a press release on Thursday, 20th April 2023 signed by the Plateau State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Alabo Alfred, said that given the above, the Command solicits the usual support and cooperation of the peace-loving people of Plateau State in the maintenance of law and order during festivities.

]DSP Alfred further said that the CP assured the good citizens of Plateau of adequate security and safety of lives and properties during the celebration, by mobilizing all the operational assets of the Command, and emplaced proper visibility policing, stop and search show of force with other sister security agencies to ensure adequate security, before, during, and after the Eid-El-Fitr celebration.

“All tactical units such as the PMF, CTU, EOD, and Anti-kidnapping Unit (AKU) of the Command have already been deployed to all Eid praying grounds, recreational centers, Parks, and other public places around the State.

Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Command, CP Bartholomew N. Onyeka

“Also, the Command wishes to remind members of the public that, the ban on the sale and purchase of fireworks such as knockout, bangers, and other explosives is still in force and violators will face the full wrath of the law.

“Parents and guardians are required to counsel their children and wards not to engage in drug/substance abuse as well as any other form of anti-social activities.

“Members of the public should also note that there is a total ban on the use of tricycles popularly known as (Keke) on Sallah day within Jos and Bukuru metropolis of the State.

“The CP enjoins members of the public to be security conscious, and give useful and timely information to the Police and other security agencies near them to curtail the pre-Sallah illegal activities of Sara-suka, cultism, and other criminal activities.

He further called on residents of the State, as well as visitors, are called upon to promptly call the Command emergency hotlines for vital information and complaints via the following numbers: 07059473022, 080389076,62, and 09053872296 or login to the “NPF RESCUE ME” Application available on Google Play Store.

“The Commissioner of Police heartily felicitates with the Muslim Ummah on the Plateau and wishes all residents of the State a hitch-free Eid-El-Fitr celebration, the statement concluded.