Police say arrangements have been made to deploy 5,000 police officers during Christmas celebration to Niger state.
According to the State’s Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Marafa, the policemen would be deployed to places of worship, markets and recreation centers in the state.
Addressing reporters in Minna, the capital of the State, on Tuesday, the Commissioner of Police said patrol and surveillance activities were being intensified for the safety of the lives and property of people in Niger State throughout the yuletide season.
Mr Marafa, who spoke on the activities of the police in the state, stated that the State Police Command was currently winning the war against criminals and their activities.
He said cattle rustling, youth gangsterism, kidnapping and highway robbery had been reduced to the barest minimum.
The police commissioner further stated that 1,986 suspects were arrested for major crimes in the state while 889 cattle, 114 sheep and goats and 14 donkeys were recovered from cattle rustlers in 2015.