No fewer than about 2,500 policemen have been deployed across the state for the Id-El Fitr festivities, the Katsina State Police Commissioner, CP Usman Abdullahi has said.
CP Abdullahi stated this while fielding questions from newsmen on Thursday on preparation in place in the state to ensure smootheid celebration. He noted that his men were being deployed to the six special praying grounds in Katsina metropolis.
According to him, the police were also being deployed to secure the routes from the Kofar Guga Eid ground to Kofar Yandaka and Masanawa through which the Emir will go for the traditional Hawan Sallah Durbar procession after the prayers which may take place on Sunday.
CP Abdullahi however, solicited thesupport of other security agencies and people of the state to go abouttheir celebrations peacefully and ensure crime-free celebrations.