The Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Bala Ciroma, has ordered an uninterrupted motorized/foot patrol, diligent stop/search operations and coordinated intelligence-based crime fighting strategies within the capital city.
This is in an effort to ensure that residents of the FCT enjoy a hitch-free Christmas and New Year celebrations.
A statement signed by the FCT Command Spokesperson, ASP Yusuf Mariam, disclosed that the FCT Police Command has deployed proactive measures including the massive deployment of personnel at strategic places such as recreational parks/centres, churches, mosques and major highways etc.
“The Commissioner of Police wishes to sound a note of warning to all criminals within the FCT to desist from their nefarious activities or face the full wrath of the law.
“Furthermore, the Command wishes to reiterate the ban on the use of fireworks (also known as knock out), as all violators will be arrested and prosecuted accordingly. Hence, parents and guardians are enjoined to prevail upon their wards,” the statement said.
The Command, therefore, appealed to residents of the FCT to report all suspicious movements within their vicinity.
The Command further reassured residents of its unflinching resolve to tackle crime and ensure safety in the FCT during the Christmas/Newyear celebration.