Security operatives in Plateau State have assured residents of the state of peaceful and hitch-free Sallah celebrations.
Commander, Operations Safe Haven (OPSH), Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, who gave the assurance at the weekend after a joint security patrol of major streets in Jos, said the exercise was to warn would-be trouble-makers during the ceremonies to steer clear of the praying-grounds and beyond.
It was also meant to showcase the modern weapons in possession of the security agents.
Nicholas had earlier met with officials of road transport workers, community leaders and other stakeholders preparatory to the Muslim festivities.
As personnel of OPSH, the Police, Immigration, Department of State Security (DSS), Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Prison Service and Civil Defence embarked on the joint patrol with sirens to scare away hoodlums, Nicholas noted, and advised them to exhibit professionalism in the discharge of their duties.
According to him, the patrol is also to send a message to the general public that the security agencies are capable of providing security for them.
Nicholas stressed that the agencies were intensifying surveillance to curtail any breakdown of law and order, urging the people to provide useful information to the personnel.
He warned vehicle owners against illegal operations and that the law banning motorcycles was still in force, adding that cars should be parked 200 metres away from worship centres.