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Yuletide: Kano Police assure residents of adequate security

As Christmas and New Year celebrations draw near, police in Kano have assured residents of adequate security of lives and property.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Usaini Gumel, who briefed journalists on operational order during the festive period, warmed against any form of action capable of breaching the peace in the state.

He said Police and sister-security agents will not tolerate unpatriotic actions and movements during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

According to him, all necessary security arrangements have been put in place to ensure hitch-free festivities.

CP Gumel directed supervising officers of the Command to ensure effective visibility patrols and widen all channels of intelligence gathering ahead of the upcoming Supreme Court Verdict on the state governorship election.

He further enjoined the good people of the state to remain law-abiding as adequate security arrangements have been put in place in liaison with other security agencies to ensure the security of lives and property before, during and after the year 2023 Christmas and the 2024 New Year Celebration.

CP Gumel directed all the departmental heads, Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, Tactical Commanders and other Supervising Officers of the Command to ensure adequate security at worshipping centres, recreational facilities and to scale up round-the-clock visibility patrols, and effective traffic control for ensuring smooth flow of traffic throughout the State.

He issued an advisory during the forthcoming Christmas and New Year festive periods.

People going to worshipping centres are advised to avoid carrying unnecessary objects that may trigger suspicion or apprehension.

He urged residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious person, movement or item to the nearest police station or through the Command’s Emergency Numbers.

“Underaged children and unlicensed persons are not allowed to operate motor vehicles, tricycles or motorcycles. Road users are warned to desist from reckless and dangerous driving.

“Parents and Guardians should always accompany their children with adults while going out so as to checkmate cases of missing children, accidents or any unsolicited dealings.

“Any group or individual under whatever guise is warned to desist from any act or conduct that will likely cause a breach of peace or breakdown of law and order. Whoever is caught engaging in such activities will face the full wrath of the law,” he added.

The Commissioner of Police further urged everyone to keep reporting any suspicious movement of which person(s) or item(s) they come across to the nearest Police Station or through any of the following emergency contact numbers:- 08032419754, 08123821575, 09029292926, or log in to the NPF Rescue Me Application available in the Play Store, or through the following Online Media Platforms:

Facebook: Kano State Police Command

Twitter: Kano State Police Command (@KanoPoliceNG)

Instagram: Kano State Police Command

Tiktok: Kano State Police Command.

CP Gumel while appreciating the confidence and friendship gesture extended by the good people of the State to the Police Command, also thanked everyone for the prayers, understanding, continuous support, encouragement and cooperation.

‘ On behalf of the Officers and Men of Kano State Police Command, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel, FIPMA, psc wishes the good people of Kano State a serene Christmas and New Year Celebrations. Happy Christmas and New Year in Advance,’” he added.