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Eid-el-Fitr: Police deploy personnel ahead of celebration in FCT.

Eid-el-Fitr: Police deploy personnel ahead of celebration in FCT.

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has declared that it has deployed enough men and materials across the nooks and crannies of the nation's capital, Abuja in anticipation of the Eid-el-Fitr Celebration by Muslims and other Nigerians.

A statement issued to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, quoted the FCT Commissioner of Police, Bennett Igweh, as saying, the deployment, which is aimed at ensuring that residents of FCT enjoy a peaceful and serene atmosphere, before, during, and after the Eid celebration, is characterised by visibility policing and the deployment of explosive ordinance devices (EOD) experts at various prayer grounds and event centres, raids on identified black spots, uncompleted buildings and shanties, stop and search, vehicular, and foot patrol.

The statement added that the Commissioner of Police, Benneth C. Igweh, urged residents to give the police operatives their utmost cooperation, as the deployments are solely aimed at ensuring the safety of the populace.

It also called on the Muslim faithful in FCT, as they join others around the world in the celebration, to embrace the virtues of the festivity while reassuring the populace of his commitment to ensure the safety of all and sundry.

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