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April 21, 2023

Police ban sachet water, praise singers on Eid prayer ground

Police ban sachet water, praise singers on Eid prayer ground

Muslims praying at Agege Prayer Ground, Lagos as part of activities marking the Eid-Kabir Celebration. Photo By Diran Oshe

The Police Command in Kwara has banned sales of sachets water, otherwise called “pure water,” vehicles, praise singers and sloganeering within the precincts of Eid prayer grounds in Ilorin.

This is contained in a statement issued by the command’s Spokesman, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, on Thursday in Ilorin.

Ajayi said the command’s tactical teams, headed by the state Commissioner of Police, Paul Odama, and members of the state’s Eid Security Committee, took a tour of the Eid prayer ground to ensure that no opportunity is allowed for law-breakers and evil-minded people to access the Eid prayer ground.

“The command assured the public of its preparation for a peaceful and rancour-free atmosphere before, during, and after the Eid- el-Fitr celebration.

“The CP advised Muslim faithful and members of the public to conduct themselves peacefully during the holidays.

“He added 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,” the statement read in part.