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Police in Anambra assure of adequate security during Yuletide

By Uzoma Nzeagwu, Awka
22 December 2021   |   4:01 am
Anambra State Police Command has assured people in the state of adequate security throughout the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Anambra State Police Command has assured people in the state of adequate security throughout the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

A statement issued, yesterday, by The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Toochukwu Ikenga, disclosed that the Commissioner of Police (CP), Echeng Echeng, restated the command’s readiness to protect life and property of all citizens during the period.

“To this end therefore, the Commissioner of Police has ordered the deployment of officers and men comprising conventional police, traffic wardens and other tactical teams of the command, as well as necessary logistics to all major highways, residential areas, places of worship and places of public resort, among others.

“The personnel deployed for the assignment are under strict instruction to be civil, professional but firm in the discharge of their duties.

“The command is already in partnership with other security agencies and all critical stakeholders to ensure that the celebration is peaceful and hitch-free, the statement reads.

Echeng also advised motorists to always obey traffic rules, stressing that the ban on the use of fireworks, knockouts and other explosives during festivities was still in force.

Besides constituting nuisance and disturbance of public peace and safety, he said the use of knockouts and fireworks was also capable of causing unnecessary apprehension and other dangers associated with its usage, especially during the dry season.

Echeng further restated that the use of fireworks could make it possible for criminals escape after committing crime.

He noted that the command was prepared to deal with hoodlums and other disgruntled elements that may attempt to cause break down of law and order before, during and after the festive period.

The Commissioner of Police, who felicitated with Christians and other citizens, as they celebrate Christmas and New Year, enjoined them to be vigilant, security conscious and report all suspicious movements to the police.