Kano State Command of the Nigerian police has assured members of the public that adequate security arrangements have been put in place ahead of Christmas and New Year festivities.
Kano is one of the most populated states in Nigeria and home to many Christian celebrants.
The spokesman for the Command, DSP Magaji Musa Majia, said that places of worship, Motor Parks, Markets, Roads, Shopping Malls, Recreation centers and all Public places would be adequately protected.
“Both covert and overt operatives would be deployed strategically and therefore, members of the general public are to support and cooperate with the police and all other security agencies in achieving these prime objectives”, stressed DSP Majia.
For a hitch-free celebration, the police advised members of the public to avoid the unlawful use of fireworks, popularly called bangers or knockouts, as well as the burning of tyres by youths during Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Majia, furthermore, called on road users to continue to abide by all traffic-rules and regulations, as well as exhibit discipline by avoiding car racing, unsecured loading and operating unserviceable vehicles.
”Each and every person in the State is advised to be security conscious of his immediate environment and report any strange persons or items to the nearest Police Station for necessary action, or call our emergency telephone lines as follows: 08032419754, 08123821575,08075391163 and 08099831808 in event of any distress,” solicited Majia.