By Laleye Dipo Minna
The Niger State Police Command has assured the people of the state that adequate security will be provided for them and their property during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
The command’s Police Public Relations Officer PeterÂ Sunday, an assistant superintendent of police (ASP), said in a statement in MinnaÂ on Thursday: “Everything has been put in place to ensure the Christmas celebration is marked without any hitch.
“Adequate security has been put in place by the command to ensure peaceful celebrations as the command will not tolerate any breach of the peace by any person or group.”
The police,Â SundayÂ added, reminded the people of the state of the need to maintain law and order before during and after the festivities.
He also warned against the use of fireworks and other explosives while celebrating, as parents should advise their wards “to resist any attempt by any group that will lead them into confrontation with the law”.
Following the payment of December salaries to all category of civil servants by both federal,state and local governments, workers in the state heightened preparations for the ChristmasÂ Thursday.
Most commercial banks were filled beyond the brims by workers trying to withdraw money while the markets also witnessed unprecedented patronage by the people mostly workers.
Only a marginal increase was recorded in the prices of goods especially rice and live chickens.