Eid-el-Kabir: Ogun police orders surveillance around mosques, prayer grounds

As the 2020 Eid-el-Kabir draws nearer, the Ogun State Police Command said 24 hours surveillance patrols have been ordered around the various praying grounds in the state.

The police also said it has put in place, a robust security arrangement “to ensure a hitch-free Sallah celebration.”

A statement by the Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Wednesday, confirmed that tactical policemen have been strategically deployed by the Commissioner of Police, Edward A. Ajogun, across Ogun, saying this is with a clear mandate of ensuring a crime-free celebration.

Oyeyemi disclosed that men of special units such as SARS, PMF and others have been deployed to get rid of any violent crime that may rear its ugly head.

“24 hours surveillance patrols have also been ordered around the various praying grounds as well as event/recreation centers across the State,” Oyeyemi said.

According to him, all Ogun highways such as Lagos-Ibadan expressway Benin-Sagamu-Ore road, Lagos-Abeokuta express road and other highways are being properly patrolled to ensure that travelers plying the roads are well secured.

“The Commissioner of Police Cp Edward A. Ajogun, while felicitating with Muslim faithfuls and the good people of Ogun State enjoined them to reflect on the importance of the Sallah celebration which is to strengthen our faith in God and be good ambassadors of Islam by ensuring peace at all times.

“He also appealed to them to observe all Covid-19 preventive methodologies such as maintaining social/physical distancing, use of face mask, washing and sanitizing our hands from time to time while celebrating the Sallah,” the PPRO informed.