Sallah: Police tighten security in Jos
Security was beefed up in many parts of Jos metropolis and Bukuru, Plateau, on Thursday as Muslims in Nigeria joined their counterparts across the world to celebrate Eid el-kabir.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that 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.
Also guarded tightly by the policemen were and Daidin-Kowa, Rayfield Roundabout and Vwang highway leading to Jos University Teaching Hospital.
NAN recalls that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Nasiru Oki, had on Wednesday warned residents against any violent behaviour during the festivity.
He appealed for calm during the period, threatening that the command would deal with anyone in breach of the order.