Egyptian cities and governorates, especially North Sinai, witnessed strict security measures in the main streets, public squares and churches on New Year’s Eve. Governorate. The forces intensified their presence around security and government headquarters, police stations and prisons, while conducting extensive combing operations in a number of cities and desert areas, to arrest fleeing terrorist elements or suspects.
Since the early hours of yesterday (Thursday) morning, security forces have deployed in the streets and picnic spots in the Egyptian governorates in preparation for the New Year’s Eve celebrations, as tight security plans have been drawn up, supervised by the Egyptian Minister of Interior, aimed at preserving the state’s public facilities and providing calm and tranquility for the comfort of citizens.
A security official told Okaz that the Minister of Interior ordered his aides to be fully vigilant during the coming hours, to protect churches until January 7, and to strengthen these security services around large churches with a large number of people, in addition to canceling officers’ rest and raising the degree of maximum preparedness, and intensifying and tightening security measures. Protecting VIPs and vital installations.