In its efforts to ensure a crime-free Christmas celebration in Plateau State, the Police Command in the state on Monday said it has deployed 2, 046 of its officers to protect lives and property of the citizenry.
The Command also re-echoed her earlier ban on the use of fireworks, bangers, knockouts among others.
The Command through its spokesman, DSP Mathias Terna Tyopev disclosed this to journalists in Jos the State Capital.
Tyopev said, “The Nigeria Police Plateau State Command, Jos wants to reassure members of the public that we have put in place comprehensive security strategies to prevent crime before, during and after this yuletide season.
“As such, a total of two thousand and forty six police personnel have being carefully selected, trained and deployed to protect lives and property of members of the public.
“The Police is also in synergy with other security agencies in the State to ensure a crime free yuletide season,” he explained.
“In line with the above, the Command has professionally positioned its patrol vehicles in strategic areas day and night so as to respond promptly to distress calls from members of the society.
“The Command wishes to re-echo her earlier ban on the use of fireworks, bangers, knockouts. This is because our officers and men are out to make sure that both Christmas and New Year activities are celebrated without any hitches and distraction”, he warned.
“Consequently, we plead with parents/guardians to help guide their children and wards to be law abiding.”
The Command advised the public to board vehicles only in designated parks in the state and avoid boarding on the highway in order not to fall for the criminal antics of bad people who operate outside the parks.