Less than 24 hours before the commencement of the Eid el-Fitr festivities, the Kwara State Police Command has banned sales of water sachets, otherwise called “pure water,” vehicles, praise singers and sloganeering within the precincts of Eid prayer grounds in Ilorin, the state capital.
The command issued the warning in a statement by its spokesman, Okasanmi Ajayi, in Ilorin on Thursday.
The command assured the public of its preparation for a peaceful and rancour-free atmosphere before, during, and after the Eid el-Fitr celebration.
According to the statement: “The command’s tactical teams, headed by the state Commissioner of Police, Paul Odama, members of his management team, and the chairman and members of the state’s Eid Security Committee, took a tour of the Eid prayer ground to dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s, in a bid to ensure that no opportunity is allowed for law-breakers and evil-minded people to access the Eid prayer ground.”
The CP advised Muslim faithful and members of the public to conduct themselves peacefully during the holidays, adding that reckless driving, overloading of vehicles by commercial transporters, acrobatic displays by motorcycle riders, and drunkenness should be avoided by all means.
Human and material resources available to the command have been deployed today to ensure hitch-free celebrations, he added.