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Eid el-Kabir: Tight security in Jos

Eid el-Kabir: Tight security in Jos
September 24
11:32 2015

Security was beefed up in many parts of Jos metropolis and Bukuru in Plateau state on Thursday as Muslims in Nigeria joined their counterparts across the world to celebrate Eid el-kabir.

There was presence of heavily armed security men at strategic locations and areas considered as flash points in the city.

Among areas with such security presence were Old Airport junction, Dogon-Karfe, Miango junctiion and Abattoir.

Others were Tudun Wada, Rantya, Tina junction, Congo-Russia, Eid praying grounds situated at Fibre Junction and Masalanchi Jumaa.

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Also guarded tightly by the policemen were Daidin-Kowa, Rayfield roundabout and Vwang highway leading to Jos University Teaching Hospital.

On Wednesday, Nasiru Oki, the commissioner of police in the state, warned residents against any violent behaviour during the festivity.

Appealing for calm, Oki threatened that the command would deal with anyone involved in unlawful acts.

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