The Police and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) said 9,882 officers had been deployed to provide effective security during the Eid-el-Fitr break in Borno.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Aliyu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview on Tuesday that the command had deployed 8,682 policemen to provide adequate security.
“Our men, comprising of the comventional police, Federal Secial Anti-Robbery Squad, Explossive Ordinance Squad and men ofMobile Police Force, had been deployed in strategic places to ensure hitch-free celebration,”he said.
Aliyu reiterated commitment of the force towards ensuring total protection of lives and properties throughout the period.
Similarly, Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Borno Commandant of NSCDC, said the command had deployed 1,200 personnel to collaborate with the police and other security agencies in providing security.
He said that the personnels were deployed in markets places, worship and recreational centers.
The Commandant warned youths in the state not to take advantage of the celebration to engaged in unwholesome activities.
He also warned tricycle operators in the state to desist from reklessness driving and overloading of perssengers, especially under-aged children.
“Parent must ensure they monitor what their children are diong in this period.
“In the past, we recorded many cases where youth drugged teenage girls and had illicit affairs with them,”Abdullahi said.