The Bauchi State Police Command has issued a warning to residents of the state, asking them not to disrupt the public peace ahead of the moon sighting that officially ushers in the Ramadan.

This warning was issued in a statement on Sunday.


Moon Sighting: We Will Arrest Anybody Who Attempts To Disrupt Law And Order— Bauchi Police Warns

The statement by the command’s spokesperson, SP Ahmed Wakil, said the command was alerted to an alleged scheme.


That scheme is by certain careless miscreants who intend to use the moon-sighting celebration as an opportunity to cause mayhem.

The New Moon

He said: “The command recognizes the norm of celebrating the sighting of the new moon.


This marks the Ramadan Fasting period for the Muslim faithful.

“Parents and guardians are implored to exercise control in guiding their children and wards.

“They must guide them from deliberate acts capable of breaching public order in the state.”

According to him, Auwal Mohammed, the commissioner of state police, has issued a strong warning to criminal minds planning to disrupt public safety and peace to stop.


He detailed that the command would not tolerate such careless behaviour and would punish those who did so severely.

Security Measures

“The CP equally directed all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Tactical Team Commanders/Operational Departments of the Command to put in place security measures.


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“They are to arrest any person who attempts to disrupt law and order in the state.”

“Furthermore, the CP implores the good people of Bauchi State to continue supporting the police in the fight against crime and lawlessness,” the statement read.

Furthermore, the spokesman urged law-abiding state residents to report any suspicious activity to the closest police station.

Also, he advised residents of Bauchi to go about their business without fear of intimidation.


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