More police operatives, including special squads, have been deployed to Delta State to stem the rising insecurity in the oil-rich state. THISDAY gathered that the deployment was to reinforce the existing machinery put in place by the state police command to curb crime in anticipation of hoodlums taking advantage of the approaching Christmas to unleash terror on residents.
“There has been more deployment of police personnel to the state. That’s the major reason policemen were more visible in every nook and cranny of the state. We are prepared for the fast approaching festive period and we know the hoodlums will be all out to make money illegally,” a senior police officer told THISDAY. As part of the preparations, a new Commander, Felix Aiyejumo, has also been deployed to head the Mopol Base, Warri as part of beefing up security in Warri and environs. Warri Area Commander of the Nigerian Police, Mohammed Muazu, confirmed the deployment of more operatives in reaction to THISDAY enquiries.