Monday, 12 September 2016

Sallah: Police Beef Up Security In Benue

The Benue state Police Command has beefed up security across the state to forestall any break down of law and order during Eid celebrations in the state.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bashir Makama told Vanguard yesterday in Makurdi that the his men would ensure a 24 hour patrols of all the 23 local government areas of the state under his direct supervision. Makama who said, he had also put several other measures in place to ensure that the Eid festivities went on in the state without any form of security breach explained that “it will however be unprofessional and unethical for me to divulge the measures we have put in place in that regard.

“I can assure you that the very low crime rate we have been enjoying in the state in the last two months will be sustained and we will go the extra mile to ensure that there is absolute peace in Benue state during the celebration.

“Our men are on daily patrols of the entire 23 local government areas of the state since I resumed here in the state and we are presently on 24 hours standby in the entire state to respond to distress calls in all the localities. “I can assure you that the tempo will also be sustained all through the year because we know that this period of the year is peculiar and therefore requires the special attention of the Police and other sister security agencies.”

The Police Commissioner who cautioned criminally minded individuals to stay away from the state assured that officers and men of the command were fully prepared to safeguard the lives and property of the people of the state.

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