Eid-el-Kabir would be celebrated by the Muslim faithful on Tuesday 21st of August all over the world. The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has deployed more than 3000 officials in Kaduna state to improve the security situation during the celebrations.
Modu Bonu, the Kaduna State commandant of the NSCDC explained that the deployment of officials would tackle the pocket picking, robberies, kidnapping and other crimes in the state. He also asked all residents of Kaduna to be vigilant and watchful throughout the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations. “It is important to remind the people that as they embark on pre-Sallah celebration activities, they have to be mindful of bag eggs in their midst,” he said.
“While the worrisome situation is accorded the attention it deserves, it is necessary to caution people to guard against activities that increase their vulnerability to attack,” he said. He also warned against traveling the roads of Kaduna at odd hours. Modu Bonu urged managers of bars, clubs and other recreational facilities to be security conscious and help protect their lives and properties and that of their clients.
In the same vein, the Kaduna state sector of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has deployed 250 officers on major highways in Kaduna to ensure that no accidents mar the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations. The command has pledged to impound the vehicle of anybody that is caught driving without a driver’s license.
The Kaduna state sector commander; Umar Ibrahim also warned all traffic violators and rollerblade skaters to stay away from the roads. He disclosed that the Eid-el-Kabir operations of the FRS would focus on speed violation, overloading, using a phone while driving, and other offenses.
“Apart from major highways, our men will be stationed at major junctions and roundabouts within the metropolis to ensure a free flow of traffic. The measure is to prevent accidents and loss of lives to avoidable accidents during Eid-el-Kabir celebration in the state,” he said.
“From Aug. 20, any driver found without a license will have his car impounded and will not be released till after Sallah. Other violators such as over speeding, overloading, worn-out tires, carrying a passenger in the boot, and other offenses will be made to pay fines in accordance with the law,” he said.
“I want to caution teenagers who will want to skate during the Sallah celebration to do that in the stadium and not on the roads.”We will be out to arrest and confiscate the roller skating shoes of any teenager found on the streets of Kaduna,” he added.