Three days to the Sallah celebrations, the Police have already beefed up security in some states in the northern part of Nigeria.
The Federal Government had declared Monday and Tuesday, September 12 and 13, 2016, as public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
In the north-central state of Kaduna, officers have been placed at strategic areas, including places of worship as the state looks forward to a hitch-free sallah.
Reports say that men of the Mobile Police would also be placed at the Abuja – Kaduna expressway, to ensure the safety of travelers.
The P.R.O Kaduna State Police Command, Usman Aliyu, said that the force wants to ensure prompt response to distress calls whenever they arise.
He stressed that the Police would deal with anyone who attempts to disrupt the peace of the state.
Also in Bauchi state, north-east Nigeria, the Police are in partnership with other security agencies to carry out regular patrols of notorious areas.
The Police command in Bauchi said that it has so far arrested about 68 persons, suspected to belong to a gang of kidnappers.
The Police Eminent Peoples’ Forum has also been formed in Cross River state and members have appealed that more should be done to stop militancy in the creeks.
Furthermore, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said that it would begin its awareness campaigns to ensure compliance to road traffic laws.
According to Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi, the FRSC is set to deploy 10,000 officials and marshals for the Sallah special patrols.
He explained at a press conference that it has recorded over 5,000 road crashes leading to 3,000 deaths between January and August 2016.