By Tony Okafor, Awka
The Anambra Police Commissioner, Echeng Echeng, has ordered visibility police patrols across the state during the Eid el-Fitr festivities
The Federal Government had announced public holidays on Friday and Monday to mark the ceremony.
As a sequel, the CP in a felicitation message to the Muslim community, especially in Anambra State, re-affirmed the Command’s commitment to the protection of lives,properties and maintenance of law and order.
He congratulated the Muslims on the successful completion of the fasting and prayers and entreated them to also use the period of the festivity to pray for the peace and security of the State and nation at large.
These were contained in a statement by the command’s pubic relations Officer, Tochukwu Ikenga.
The statement read in part,”The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command, *CP Echeng Echeng*, felicitates with the Muslim Community worldwide, especially in Anambra State on the celebration of Eid el-Fitr.
“He congratulates the Muslims on the successful completion of the fasting and prayers and entreats them to also use this period of the festivity to pray for the peace and security of the State and nation at large.
“The CP while re-affirming the Police Command’s commitment to protecting lives and properties, and maintenance of law and order, directs Area Commanders, Heads of Tactical Formations and Divisional Police officers to engage in visibility policing patrols that this dynamic and potent to address any security concerns.
“The Command is also collaborating with other Security Agencies and stakeholders within the State to provide adequate public security and safety during and after this period.
“To this end, residents of the State have been enjoined to remain law-abiding, vigilant and in the event of a distress call or dissemination of useful information are advised to call the Command Control room numbers *112, 07039194332 or 08039334002.* The *CP* *assures the utmost confidentiality of information conveyed through these channels.”