As many as 5,100 personnel were mobilised in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta for security on the eve of the Muslim holiday’s Lebaran (Eid), which fell on the night of July 16 this year.

Jakarta Police spokesman Senior Commander Muhammad Iqbal said support was offered by other agencies from the health and fire prevention sectors.

According to National Police Chief General Badrodin Haiti, almost 145,700 personnel are expected to be on duty during the festival nationwide, including 12,700 from military forces.

Thousands of Indonesian gathered in Grand Indonesia area in Jakarta, singing, dancing and praying together to celebrate the night before their final day of Ramadan, Muslim fasting month.

Previously, more than 80,000 police were tasked with intensifying security as people in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country flood out of cities and head to their hometowns and villages to spend Eid with their families.-VNA