Okon Bassey in Uyo
Akwa Ibom State Police Command is to deploy 424 policemen to maintain security before, during and after the international friendly between Super Eagles and Atletico Madrid FC of Spain.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, DSP Odiko MacDon disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday.
The match scheduled to hold this evening at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo is scheduled to kick off at 6.00pm.
He said the Police Command is to maintain security during the match in collaboration with sister security agencies and stakeholders in sports administration.
“The Akwa Ibom State Police Command in collaboration with sister security agencies and stakeholders in sports administration are working assiduously to facilitate adequate security in accordance with international Standard to ensure a hitch-free International friendly match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Atletico Madrid Fc of Spain.
“The Command is determined to ensure that soccer loving Nigerians and visitors enjoy the football match in a peaceful atmosphere devoid of infractions.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyemi Ogunjemiluisi, enjoined all soccer loving fans visiting the Nest of Champions and the state to conduct themselves in orderly and hospitable manners during the game and after as the Command will not hesitate to deal decisively with miscreants and hooligans who may want to take undue advantage of the existing peace and security in Akwa Ibom State, he stressed,” he concluded.