The Commissioner of Police in Abia State, Adeleye Oyebade, has assured the citizens of the state of a crime-free festive season as officers have been directed to implement all the necessary plans to secure lives and properties.
While briefing newsmen in Umuahia, CP Oyebade warned that the command would not fold its arms and watch miscreants disturb the existing peace in the state and hinted that they would maintain a zero tolerance to crime and would not hesitate to bring to book anybody who tries to disobey it.
“For the incoming Christmas and the New Year, we have made our resolution that it is going to be free of any ugly incidents and hideous crime.
“That is why all the Police officers have been called and directed to map out strategies that would ensure that their area of responsibility is kept tidy for the Christmas.
“I want Abians in Diaspora in their large numbers to come and celebrate, and I want to assure them that we will cover all the areas before, during and after festivities.
“I urge everybody to please partner with us,” he said.
Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa says he is committed to curbing the activities of criminals in the state ahead of the Christmas celebrations.
The governor stated this when he officially launched the new special police security unit called “Eagle Net.”
He also donated ten Hilux vans to the Delta State Police command for the effective operations of the special police unit.
While presenting the vans to the State Commissioner of Police, Governor Okowa says this initiative is a product of resolutions made during the state security council meeting to create a special unit in the police force to combat crime.
According to the state Commissioner of Police, Zaina Ibrahim, the security vans will assist the new special security to tackle special security challenges in the state.
He added that the problems of Nigerian police in exercising its duties are both logistical and moral.
According to the commissioner of police, there is no better time than now to receive these vans which will be used by the ‘Eagle Net’ to check criminal activities, especially during these ‘Ember months.”
The new unit was created to complement the activities of existing police security units such as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), SWAT, and others.