The Lagos State Police Command has placed its men on red alert for a crime hitch free the Sallah celebration.
The command also deployed anti-bomb police unit to places of worships, markets, recreational areas and highways across the State.
The Personnel was deployed to prayer grounds and worship centers to screen people going into such places.
Also deployed were surveillance patrol teams to Places of human gathering to monitor activities of criminal elements who may want to disturb the peace of the State or use the occasion to commit a crime.
The State Command’s public relations officer ( PPRO) DSP Bala Elkana in a press statement made available to Cornerstone news said: ” Tactical Units and Special Forces are deployed to strategic locations to deal decisively with any criminal elements before, during and after the celebration. Aerial, land and waterways patrols are intensified. The Command’s Anti Terrorism Units are placed on red alert to tackle any act of terrorism that may rear its ugly face anytime, anywhere. Traffic personnel is well positioned to control and regulate the free flow of traffic.
” The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu, in his Sallah message, called on Muslim Ummah to continue in the spirit of love, sacrifice and peaceful coexistence that the Holy Month of Ramadan signifies and pray that Allah in His infinite mercy will accept our supplications.
” CP Muazu called on Lagosians to be conscious of their environment and remain vigilant at all times. It is our civic duty to report any suspicious movements or persons to the police. He appealed to parents to monitor the activities of their children.
He also called on the youths to be law abiding and shun any act of lawlessness, gangsterism, and violence.
“He also warned that the Command will deal mercilessly with criminal elements in the state in accordance with the law.
” Our Rapid Response Squads are well positioned, to promptly respond to distress calls and emergencies. In case of an emergency or information, we can be reached through any of the following numbers: 08063299264; 07055462708; 08127155150; 08065154338; 09053872208; 08127155071.
Remember, together we can continue to make Lagos State safe”.