Police deploy 4,000 personnel for hitch-free Sallah celebration in Taraba

The Taraba State Police Command has said it has redeployed about 4,000 operatives to ensure the forthcoming Sallah celebration is hitch-free.

The deployment followed recent terrorists’ threats of targeting soft spots in some parts of the country.

Updating journalists on Friday on the security situation of the state, the police Commissioner, Abimbola S. Sokoya, said: “We are already deploying our men, and we are going to deploy over 4000 police officers and men.”

Promising residents a hitch-free Sallah celebration, he urged the people not to hesitate to draw the attention of security personnel to any form of suspicious movements in their areas.

He solicited the cooperation and synergy of the people of the state saying the police are “here to give residents of the state the assurance that we are going to rejig the security architecture, they should all be confident in us.”

He said the police have discovered that “those who perpetrated crimes in the state got the collaboration of outsiders” adding that “because Tarabans are peace-loving people and definitely they will not have engaged in this type of despicable and condemnable act.”

Also speaking on the recent bomb blasts that occurred in the state on two separate occasions, he said the police has put in place mechanisms to halt future occurrences.

Recall that the state governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku, had issued directives to the security operatives on the need for them to ensure periodic visits to hotels, brothels, beer parlours, recreational centres, motor parks, and markets among others to rid the state of criminality.

The Commissioner who admitted that the directives are being carried out by the command said the crime wave in the state has been reduced to the barest minimum.

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