Ahead Id-El-Maulud, Plateau Police Says Ban On Procession Still In Force, Tightens Security, Deploys 2,100 Personnel
Ahead Id-el-Maulud celebration on Tuesday, the Plateau State Command on Monday stated that the Command wishes to remind members of the general public that the ban on fire-works; bangers, knock out, etc. is still in force and the Command shall not hesitate to prosecute both sellers and users of these disturbing items, adding that as such the ban on Procession, also takes effect in the evening of 20th November, 2018 after the Id-el-Maulud celebration.
The Plateau Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Tyopev Terna said; “The DPOs have been instructed to arrest and prosecute any person that sells or uses these items to serve as deterrent to others.”
The Command also said; “Moreover, motorcycles operation has been banned within the Jos Metropolis and the Police are out to enforce the ban without fear or favour. The tricycle riders in the state are encouraged to work within the officially approved hours of 0600hrs to 2100hrs in compliance with the Plateau State Government’s directive.”
Meanwhile, it said the Command has is going to deploy 2,100 personnel to maintain law and order during the celebration.
According to the Command, the breakdown is as follow, 121 SPs, 387 Inspectors, 1520 Rank and Files and 72 Traffic Wardens.
It said; “Protection of lives and property through effective vehicular and foot Patrols during the period is our utmost concern.
“Members of the Public are advised to be security conscious and report suspicious movement around them to the Police.
Owners of vehicles are advised to apply minimum security by fixing pedal and or steering locks in addition to the tracking devices on their vehicles.”