The Imo State Police Command has deployed 3,200 officers and men to ensure hitch-free celebration of the Eid-El-Fitr celebration across the state.
The deployment was carried out on Tuesday as contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, assuring Imo indigenes and others resident in the state that it is collaborating with all security agencies to ensure maximum security.
He said the police had made adequate arrangements to ensure the safety and security of lives and property within the period of the celebration.
While felicitating with Muslim faithful in the state, he asked them to use the period to pray for the sustenance of peace and security in the state and the unity and peace of the nation at large.
in a related development, the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Audi, has ordered the 15 Zonal Commanders of the Corps to beef up security in all the state.
This comes as the Corps renews efforts to maintain security before, during and after the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by its spokesman, Olusola Odumosu, adding that the directive followed threats of attack by miscreants and bandits in different parts of the country necessity must be forestalled to guarantee a peaceful and hitch-free Sallah celebration.