Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Bethrand Onuoha, on Wednesday directed Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers to provide water tight security in all parts of the state to ensure a crime-free christmas celebration in the state.
Onuoha gave the order during a meeting with Senior Officers at the state Police Command Headquarters, Lokoja.
He charged 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.
Spokesman of the state police command, SP William Ovye Aya in a statement said the Commissioner further tasked then to implement the Comprehensive Crime Prevention and Control Strategies adopted by the Command to improve visibility Policing.
Onuoha, according to the statement directed the officers to deploy Human and other Operational Assets to carry out confidence-building and crime prevention Patrols along 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,” the statement said.
He also called on citizens of the state to co-operate by reporting suspicious movements or any act of criminality within their neighborhood to the Security Forces nearest to them. (vitalnewsngr.com)