Christmas Police in Niger adopt measures to ensure peaceful celebrations

The state's police commissioner said that various police divisions had been briefed on appropriate steps to take ahead of the event.

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Niger State Police Command has taken proactive measures to ensure hitch free Christmas celebrations, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Zubairu Muazu, has said.

Muazu said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Monday, that various police divisions had been briefed on appropriate steps to take ahead of the event.

The police commissioner added that the command was working with other security agencies to ensure peace and harmony across the state.

He said the early preparation was to ensure that residents move about freely and carry out their legitimate activities without any hindrance during the period.

“All that we expect from members of the general public is vital information about bad elements living in their midst,” the police chief said.

The commissioner also solicited the support of stakeholders in mobilising residents to volunteer information that would aid the command arrest and prosecutes criminals.

“We are battle ready to confront any form of security threat, as long as members of the general public are ready to supply us with required intelligence information,” he said.

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