Ahead of the Eid-el- Fitr celebrations, security agencies in Kwara state have deployed about 10,000 personnel to maintain peace and security during the period.
Already, security has been beefed up in Ilorin metropolis as well as the Eidi praying ground, Ilorin.
The spokesman of the State Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ajayi Okasanmi ,who spoke with journalists in Ilorin on Thursday on the level of preparation in terms of security arrangement for the celebration, said: “The command had sent out what we call an operational order that will cover the period of the Sallah celebration.
” We, the police, are fully ready to prevent sabotage by any militant, which, of course, we don’t have in Kwara and also to protect Kwarans.
“We are going to make use of all we have in our arsenal, all departments in the command will be working, from information department to anti- robbery and bomb squads. In short all hands will be on deck.”