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Eid-el-Fitr: Amotekun deploys personnel in Osun

By Michael Ofulue,Osogbo

The Osun Amotekun Corps has deployed its personnel to ensure safety of lives and property before, during and after the Eid-el-Fitr celebration in the state.

Eid-el-Fitri marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.

The Corps Commander in the state, Brig.Gen. Bashir Adewinmbi, stated this in a statement made available to the newmen in Osogbo by the Osun Amotekun Corps, Ag. Public Relations Officer, Yusuf Idowu.

He said the special deployment of the personnel followed the federal government’s declaration of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as public holidays to mark the celebration.

“The personnel deployed for this assignment were drawn from various Local Government Commands, Area Commands and Departments across the state.

“This is to ensure lives and property are safe and secure while the celebration progresses.

“The critical state assets and infrastructure situated at strategic points, recreational centres, strategic facilities and spaces are amongst many others that will be focused on before, during and after the festivity,” he said.

Adewinmbi also congratulates the Muslim faithful and called for peace, love and unity among the residents in the state.

The Corps Commander warned all criminal elements, to desist from their evil acts or be ready to face the full wrath of the law.

“We will not go to bed during the holidays. but rather remain fervent and committed to the corps’ mandates and statutory functions, as provided by the law.

“This is to make the celebration a smooth and peaceful one for all,” Adewinmbi said.

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