By Samuel Luka
Police in Nigeria’s northeastern Bauchi State has said, 2,832 personnel have been mobilised to the State to guarantee the safety of lives and property, during the Christmas and New Year celebration.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), of the State, DSP Kamal Abubakar, disclosed this in a press release on Tuesday, added that the use of fireworks has also been banned across the State.
According to him: “Such explosives are capable of causing fire disasters among other threats”.
The statement read that: “The Bauchi State Police Command, under the leadership of CP Philip Maku, wishes to assure the good people of the State of its readiness to perform its statutory responsibility of protection of lives and property of innocent citizens during the celebration.
“The Command will collaborate with sister security agencies and all critical stakeholders to ensure that, the celebration is peaceful and hitch-free.
“Conventional Police and other tactical teams of the Command as well as necessary logistics to all Churches and venues of events in the State have already been put in place that will work under strict instruction of the Commissioner of Police to be civil but firm in the discharge of their duties”.
Police warned that the Command is prepared to deal with hoodlums, political thugs and other disgruntled elements that may attempt to cause break down of law and order before during and after the festive period