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Eid Kabir: OPSH sets up ’Intelligence Fusion Centre’ to ensure peaceful celebration.

Towards ensuring a peaceful eid el kabir celebration in the Plateau and environs including parts of Kaduna and Bauchi states, ‘Operation Safe Haven’ under the command of Major General Augustine Agundu has inaugurated an ‘Intelligence Fusion Centre’.

Col. Emmanuel Karau, OPSH Operations Officer who made the disclosure in Jos explained that the centre situated at OPSH headquarters had representatives of all security agencies in the state.

He said, “The responsibility of the centre is to get information, monitor as well as assess any activity going on within our areas of operation during the festive period.

“It is a time where information sharing will be of paramount importance among the agencies.

“This will last for a period of three days after which it will dovetail into other peace initiatives,” Karau said.

The operations officer insisted that the arrangements were necessary because the Sallah celebration fell on a Sunday and that both Muslims and Christians would be going out to worship about the same time.

“Notable among these arrangements is heads of security agencies meeting under the leadership of Commander, Operation Safe Haven.

“The Commander and the heads of police, DSS, Civil Defence, Customs and others marshalled out plans to ensure a hitch-free celebration.

“A show-of-force has been organised and patrols have been intensified in all flashpoints within our area of responsibility.

“To achieve our omnipresence, we have divided Jos metropolis into four zones where our patrol vehicles will be moving in simultaneously, “he said.

Karau further stated that the security situation under the joint operation area of OPSH which includes some Southern Kaduna and Bauchi states had been assessed in the last few months to be calm.

According to him, the prevailing peace has been made possible by OPSH in collaboration with other security agencies in the state.

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