Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano
Ahead of the Christmas and New Year festivities, the Kano State Police Command yesterday assured members of the public that adequate security arrangements had been put in place in the state.
The state police spokesman, DSP Magaji Musa Majia, in a statement made available to THISDAY, said the command remained combat-ready.
Majia said the command promised that places of worship, motor parks, markets, roads, shopping malls, recreation centers and all public places would be adequately protected.
He noted that both covert and overt operatives would be deployed strategically and therefore, urged members of the public to support and cooperate with the police and all other security agencies in achieving these prime objectives.
“For a hitch-free celebration, the police advised members of the public to avoid the unlawful use of fireworks, popularly called bangers or knockouts, burning of tyres by youths before, during and after Christmas and New Year celebrations.”
Also, the police advised parents and guardians to warn their wards, as the command would not hesitate to arrest and prosecute any person found flouting the law.
Furthermore, it called on road users to continue to abide by all traffic-rules and regulations, as well as exhibit discipline by avoiding car racing, unsecured loading and operating unserviceable vehicles.
‘’Each and every person in the state is advised to be security conscious and report any strange person(s) or item(s) to the nearest police station for necessary action.