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Yuletide: Police Warn Criminals To Steer Clear Of Ekiti




Police in Ekiti state have warned criminals and those with criminal tendencies to steer clear of the state before, during and after the yuletide period.

The state Commissioner of police, Mr Bello Ahmed, who gave the warning said there will be no hiding place for them as any of their move to perpetrate criminality in any part of the state would be met with fire power of its officers during the coming yuletide season.

Ahmed said criminal element who are planning to make the state a point of target during the festive period should have a rethink or regret their actions.

The commissioner in a statement issued on his behalf by the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), Ikechukwu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police said the Police has already weaved a dragnet around the potential criminals to counteract their unwholesome moves.

Such according to the police boss would to a greater extent made it difficult for them to carry out their nefarious activities and get away with it.

“To this end, the Police Commissioner had directed all Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers, (DPO’s) to immediately beef-up security in their areas of operations and ensure adequate deployment of police personnel to all identified places of celebrations throughout the state to prevent, rather than control crimes.

“The state highways and the Anti-crime patrol teams have also been deployed along all major roads and highways across the state.

“This step is aimed at ensuring safety of commuters and other road users. The officers so deployed are under strict instruction to adhere to the rules of engagement”, the statement said.

The Police, however called on members of the public to team-up with the command in dealing decisively with the criminals by cooperating with all the police personnel deployed in the special assignment.

This he affirmed they could do by offering timely and useful information that could lead to exposing crimes before they are committed.

Residents are also enjoined to be security conscious at all times by promptly reporting any strange movement and untoward incident or happening observed in their locality to the nearest police station for immediate action.





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