The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has asked state police commissioners across the country to ensure adequate security checks at key places during this Ramadan season.
Mr. Arase gave the order in a statement, while extending his regards to Muslim faithful as they commence the Ramadan season, Monday.
The statement, signed by Force Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Kolawole, quoted Mr. Arase as also calling for the understanding and cooperation of the masses during the period.
“To ensure a peaceful fasting period across the country, the IGP has directed State Command Commissioners of Police to personally ensure that key and vulnerable points, all places of worship, recreation centres, resorts and other public places are adequately and effectively protected, to enable worshippers and the general public enjoy maximum fulfillment, during and after the period, which will lead to Eid-el Fitri celebration,” the statement said.
“The IGP expresses the belief that Almighty Allah will, in His infinite mercy and in answer to the fervent prayers of Muslim faithfuls, resolve the country’s numerous challenges and grant the country’s leaders the wisdom to lead the nation aright.
“Finally, the IGP seeks the prayers, support and understanding of Nigerians, assuring that by God’s grace, the battle against crime and criminality will eventually be won”, the statement said.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, announced the sighting of the Ramadan crescent in various places in the country on Sunday, marking the commencement of the fasting season.