Chris Steven, Abuja
As Muslims in Nigeria join their counterparts across the globe to mark the commencement of this year Ramadan fasting, the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase has directed all states’ Police Commissioners to ensure maximum security during and after the fasting period.
The Police Chief in a message to felicitate with Nigerian Muslims signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olabisi Kolawole charged the Police Commissioners to personally ensure that key and vulnerable points, all places of worship, recreation centres, resorts and other public places are adequately and effectively protected, to enable worshippers and the general public enjoy maximum fulfillment, during and after the period, which will lead to Eid-el Fitri celebration.
While wishing Islamic faithful a rewarding and fulfilling fasting period, IGP Arase expressed the belief that Almighty Allah will, in His infinite mercy and in answer to the fervent prayers of Muslim faithfuls, resolve the country’s numerous challenges and grant the country’s leaders the wisdom to lead the nation aright.
He however sought the prayers, support and understanding of Nigerians, assuring that by God’s grace, the battle against crime and criminality will eventually be won.