For the security coverage of the Magal de Touba to be held on September 26, 2021, the gendarmerie has committed significant human and logistical resources to ensure surveillance of the roads leading to Touba and prevent attacks on people and their property.
A device consisting of 1,710 gendarmes, 115 vehicles, 75 motorcycles and 06 drones was deployed.
Thus, 1,599 people were controlled and 250 arrested for various crimes; 7,311 vehicles inspected, 371 violations found, 152 vehicles immobilized, 157 licenses confiscated and the sum of 2,480,000 CFA francs collected as a fixed fine.
In addition, the major general, senior commander of the national gendarmerie and director of military justice, made a trip to the operational command post to check the device deployed in the field.
A courtesy visit to the Caliph General of the Mourides followed the high commander’s inspection, during which the gendarmerie’s contribution to the Magal was given and which included hydroalcoholic gels, masks and water, “we read in a note.
With the persistence of the Covid-19 pandemic and the winter context in which the Magal takes place, the gendarmerie invites the faithful to respect the rules of road traffic and to apply barrier gestures.
Author: Khady NDOYE – Seneweb.com