The Bauchi State Police Command has said that it has deployed 2,900 officers to various strategic places in the state in order to celebrate a hitch-free Eid-el-Fitr.
The state Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Lemu, who stated this while addressing newsmen at the state Police Headquarters in Bauchi Wednesday said that appropriate measures were being taken to forestall any breakdown of law and order during the festivity.
The commissioner, who spoke through the state Police Public Relations Officer, Kamal Abubakar, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DPO), said that the command has designed an operation order that will ensure the deployment of officers on surveillance patrol of identified flash points of violence and criminality across the state.
“The command is prepared to beef up security around worship centres and Eid praying grounds by deploying officers of the Anti-bomb Squad.
“We are not taking anything for granted, so we will sectorise all the sensitive routes, particularly the routes leading to the emir’s palace and Government House,” he said.
He urged members of the public to report any suspicious movement to security agencies for prompt action, adding that such actions would go a long away to assist the police.