The Borno Police Command has assured adequate security and protection of places of worship, recreation centres, parks and other public places during the Easter period and beyond.
The command gave the assurance in a statement in Maiduguri by its spokesman, ASP Sani Kamilu Mohammad on behalf of the Commissioner.
“In a conscious effort aimed at ridding Borno State and its environs off crime and criminality through the Easter festivities and beyond, the Borno State Police Command under the amiable leadership of CP ABDU UMAR,Mnim,psc,fdc has re-affirmed its commitment to leave no stone unturned as it continues its constitutional and statutory mandate of protecting lives and properties.
“To this end, the Command has emplaced high octane proactive security measures deliberately designed at providing comprehensive and robust security coverage for the citizenry, characterized by effective deployment of operational, intelligence and tactical assets round the clock and spanning across the length and breadth of the state to forestall any untoward situation.
“In furtherance to the above, Area Commanders, Heads of tactical formations and Divisional Police Officers have been mandated to increase layers of Supervision for officers on the field, conduct effective stop and search, engage in visibility policing patrols along major Highways/boundary points and all the nook and crannies in the state addition to intelligence-led raids of black spots.
“Also, Critical government infrastructures, financial institutions, places of worship, media houses, recreational centres, parks and other public facilities would be given adequate protection through effective surveillance and coverage by the Command,” the statement added.
While felicitating with the people of Borno on Easter celebration, the command enjoined Christians to imbibe the virtues of forgiveness, tolerance, selflessness and love in line with the teachings of Christ.
It also enlightened the public on the NPF rescue me app which it said ‘is always available for free download on both Android and Apple IOS, for Android and I phone users for rapid and easy reportage of crime and incident respectively^.