The Kaduna State Police Command on Thursday July 17, 2015 cancelled all forms of social gathering at public places such as recreation centers and amusement parks have been cancelled during the Eid-el- Fitr celebration.
In a statement issued to journalists, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Umar Shehu, said the cancellation is as a result of security alert by the state security outfit, code-named ‘Operation Yaki’, that the state might be attacked on Sallah day by terror group, known as ‘Surasuka’ or ‘Masushara’.
He said recreational areas such as the Gamji Gate Amusement Park, Galaxy Park and others would be closed down during the celebration.
He added that the police in the state had deployed both conventional, mobile policemen and undercover operatives to man and monitor vulnerable points, with a view to ensuring tight security across the state.
Mr Shehu warned residents against accommodating strange people, as the Boko Haram terror group had changed their tactics of attacks.
He urged parents and guardians to be vigilant, monitor and warn their children and not allow them to be used by mischief makers.
He reiterated that the ban on commercial motorcycles popularly called ‘okada’, as well as street begging and hawking were still in force, all in the bid to ensure that Kaduna residents have a crime and violence free Eid-El Fitr celebration.
Similarly, the Emir of Zazzau, who is also the Chairman of Kaduna State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Shehu Idris, has cancelled the traditional Durbar that usually takes place during the Sallah, citing insecurity as reason for the cancellation.