Nasarawa Yuletide: Police assure adequate crime prevention, ban use of fireworks


The Commissioner of Police, Nasarawa State Command, CP Adesina Soyemi has reassured commitment to collaborate with sister security agencies and stakeholders to instate adequate crime prevention measures before, during and after Christmas and New year festive season.


CP Adesina Soyemi reaffirmed that the ban on sale, purchase, and use of fireworks (knockouts or Banger) and other explosive is still in force in the State.


A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ramhan Nansel said “In view of the forgoing, the Commissioner of Police has ordered all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, Heads of Tactical and Operational Units of the Command to deploy all the intelligence and operational assets at their disposal to ensure that all criminal black spots, highways, streets and other places of public interest within their areas of responsibilities are dominated by the Police in order to overwhelm the criminals and send them packing from the State.


“Furthermore, the Commissioner of Police ordered strict enforcement of the ban on the sale and use of fireworks and other explosives, to prevent hoodlums from using it as a cover to perpetrate their nefarious activity.


“He further directed that all police personnel must be professional and civil to members of the public while discharging their duties and shun acts of corruption and extortion, as anyone found wanting will be decisively dealt with.


“To this end, the Commissioner of Police hereby urges community leaders, parents and guardians to ensure that their children and wards do not indulge in buying/igniting of fireworks (knockouts and Bangars) and warned dealers of the commodity to stop forthwith, as anyone caught would be made to face the full wrath of the law” the statement added.

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