The Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 8 Abuja, Salisu Fagge, on Wednesday assured residents of adequate security during and after the 2017 Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.

Fagge gave the assurance in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna.

He said the three commissioners of police in FCT, Niger and Kaduna states have been issued with operational orders to maintain law and order while security levels will be stepped up.

He explained that the zone would also increase its patrol teams along the Abuja-Kaduna highway to ensure the safety of road users.

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He assured motorists that security measures put in place would deal with any form of threats.

He called on residents to volunteer information about bad elements in their midst.

The police boss added that adequate security personnel would be stationed at strategic locations including prayer grounds, parks, recreational centres and other suspected soft targets.