The Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command, CP Edward Egbuka, has assured the state of sustained efforts by the Command in fighting crimes and criminality and improving public safety and security across the state.
A statement sent by the Command Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), SP William Ovye Aya said the Commissioner gave the assurance while charging Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) in the state, and their supervisory Area Commanders as well as Tactical Commanders to beef-up security ahead of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
This according to the statement will help to prevent any untoward situation in their areas of responsibility throughout the Eid-el-Kabir season and beyond.
Aya added that CP Egbuka further directed the Divisional Police Officers to put in place all necessary security measures to ensure a secure, peaceful and hitch-free celebration.
The statement reads further, “They are to, amongst other activities, deploy human and other operational assets to carry out confidence-building and crime prevention patrols on major highways, residential and, vulnerable points, places of worship and other places of public interest.
“The Commissioner of Police, while congratulating the Muslim Faithfuls in the State on the occasion of the year 2022 Eid-el-Kabir celebration, reiterates the Command’s level of preparedness, determination and commitment in synergy with other security agencies in ensuring the safety of lives and property of citizens, and denying space for crimes and criminality to thrive in and around the state”.
The CP according to the statement, however, admonished the good people of Kogi State to remain security conscious throughout the period.
He urged them to continue to collaborate with the security forces with credible and useful information on the activities of criminal elements in order to curtail their acts.