The Delta Police Command has assured residents of the state of a hitch-free Independence Day celebrations as the nation marks 61st Independence Day on October 1, 2021.
Consequently, the Commissioner of Police for the State Command, CP Ari Mohammed Ali, has ordered massive deployment of personnel across the state to provide adequate security before, during and after the celebrations to ensure protection of residents and the success of all activities lined up for the anniversary.
The CP disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Warri on Thursday.
Ali directed all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Tactical Commanders to deploy operatives to all the venues of the celebrations and other resorts centres to avoid mischief makers showing their ugly faces and causing any form of mayhem for law abiding citizens resident in the state and to ensure proper supervision of their men deployed.
He warned that any mischief maker who goes about fomenting any form of hostility before, during and after the celebrations will be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.
To this effect, the CP has ordered continuous ‘Operation Show of Force’ with effect from Thursday [today] in all parts of the state, with a view to ensuring a hitch-free Independence Day celebrations.
The CP urged members of the public to be law abiding while assuring them that the Command remains committed to its core mandate of providing security, maintenance of law and protection of lives and properties among other duties in the State.