The Police command in Nasarawa State has deployed 4,200 personnel towards ensuring a hitch-free Christmas and new year celebration in the state.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Ramhan Nansel, disclosed this while addressing newsmen on Tuesday in Lafia.
He said that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Bola Longe, had directed the suspension of casual leave for all personnel within the period.
Nansel said that Longe also ordered all officers of the command to be on red alert in order to forestall any breakdown of law and tackle acts of criminality.
“The police command has rejigged its strategy of fighting crime and deployed 4, 200 personnel to enhance visibility policing and ensure a peaceful Yuletide in Nasarawa State,” he said.
The spokesman said the commissioner also restated the ban on the use of fireworks and ‘knockout’ by citizens during the celebrations and urged parents to caution their wards.
He said that Longe, while assuring members of the public of a peaceful festive season, appealed for their cooperation to forestall unpleasant incidents.
The commissioner urged members of the public in distress to call the police through the following phone numbers for prompt response: 08112692680, 08108795930 and 08037461715. (NAN)