Kaduna State Police Command on Saturday said it has deployed comprehensive strategies for a hitch-free Eid-El-Kabir celebration in the State.
The command said in furtherance of the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Strategy during and after the Eid-El-Kabir celebrations.
A statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Yakubu Sabo said residents should exercise caution and celebrate in moderation.
He advised residents to be wary of sharing gifts with unknown person(s).
” Be cautious of unknown persons that come around in the name of felicitation;
Pay extra attention to Children/ward as they go about during the period.
“Be vigilant of your surrounding when making withdrawals for the period especially at ATM; Be very sure of your safety before embarking on a visit to new places.
“Do not leave the entire house empty as you go out to celebrate but ensure that at least one adult is left at home to prevent criminal cashing on your absence,”he said.
The police also said people should ensure all electrical sockets are switched-off when not in use especially when leaving the house, markets or shop .
“Guard your valuables from pickpockets when shopping or attending a gathering;
Do not attempt to pick-up/examine strange objects, they could be dangerous.
“Be aware of unknown itinerant preachers; Do not hesitate to alert the nearest security agent of any suspicious persons or activities,” he added.
The command also urged the people tp be law abiding before, during and after the celebrations.
“Please do not hesitate to report to the police or nearest security agency where you notice any suspicious person or activities.
“The Police Command in synergy with all security agencies in the state wishes to reassure members of the public of their safety and to go about their lawful businesses without fear or molestation,” he said.
The Federal Government declared Tuesday and Wednesday next week as public holidays.