Police commissioner Augustina Ogbodo has urged the Muslim faithful to use the Eid-el-Maulud celebration to pray for sustainable peace and security in the nation.
Ms Ogbodo, in a statement on Tuesday in Abakaliki, said sustaining peace in the country was necessary to advance the nation’s socio-economic development efforts.
The police chief said the command had put in place necessary security measures to monitor the celebration across Ebonyi.
“We wish the peace-loving people of Ebonyi a peaceful and hitch-free Salah celebration,” said Ms Ogbodo.
She thanked Ebonyi residents for their continuous support and cooperation in ensuring security, pledging the command’s commitment to protecting lives and property.
Mr Ogbodo urged the residents to report any suspicious movement of persons or items to the nearest police station.
The police commissioner said the residents could also reach the command’s spokesperson on 08130826008 or its control room on 07064515001 for reports.