…assures of adequate Security arrangement for a hitch-free Christmas and New Year Celebrations; reiterates Ban on the use of Fireworks (Knockouts).
The Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command, CP Bethrand C. Onuoha, psc (+) has ordered for a Water-tight Security across the State to ensure a crime-free Christmas and New Year Celebrations. He made this statement today Wednesday 20Th December, 2023 while briefing the Senior Officers of the Command at the Police Command Headquarters, Lokoja.
The CP charges all the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers as well as Operational and Tactical Commanders to beef up security ahead of the Yuletide Celebrations to prevent any untoward situation in their Area of Responsibilities (AOR) throughout the period.
He further tasked then to implement the Comprehensive Crime Prevention and Control Strategies adopted by the Command to improve visibility Policing and deploy Human and other Operational Assets to carry out confidence-building and crime prevention Patrols along the major Highways, Residential Areas and other Critical Assets as well as undercover operations to Black Spots, Criminal Hideouts and Flash-Points to curtail all forms of crimes and ensure peaceful Yuletide in the State.
The Commissioner hereby reiterates the Ban on the use of Fireworks during the Festive period. He further advised Parents and Guardians to warn their Children and Wards to desist from such acts as Officers were directed to arrest anyone who violates this order.
To this end, the CP further assures the good People of the State that the Police in synergy with other Security Agencies are putting more efforts to ensure a peaceful Festive period. While calling on all Law-abiding Citizens for their cooperation by reporting suspicious movements or any act of criminality within their neighborhood to the Security Forces nearest to them.
SP WILLIAM OVYE AYA,
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
KOGI STATE POLICE COMMAND