The Commissioner of Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Garba Haruna has assured Abuja residents of adequate security measures for a hitch free and peaceful Sallah celebrations, starting tomorrow, June 28.
Speaking shortly after the FCT Security Committee Meeting today, June 27, chaired by the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola, the Commissioner of Police advised residents to go about their businesses during the Sallah celebrations without fear of any breakdown of law and order.
“Arrangements have been concluded for the FCT residents to have a peaceful Sallah celebration. Our officers have been put on alert.
“Deployments have been done right from this evening preceding Sallah tomorrow.
“All the praying grounds, the DPO Area Commanders have been alerted. The areas will be covered. The EODs will scan and screen the areas that people are supposed to gather.
“The message I have for residents of the FCT is we have given them the assurance, they are safe and secure.
“They should move about their lawful businesses. Those who expect to go to praying ground should go and have their worship.
“We are there to support them and to secure them, there will be no problem.”
The security meeting was attended by heads of various military and para-military formations in the FCT, religious and traditional leaders as well as relevant officers of the FCTA.