The Bauchi State Police Command on Friday assured people of the state, particularly the Christian faithful of a hitch-free Easter celebration in the state, declaring that it is ready to perform its statutory responsibility of protecting the lives and property of citizens before, during and after the celebration.
The assurance was contained in a press release signed by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, which he made available to journalists in Bauchi.
The police spokesman, a Superintendent of Police (SP), said the command would do everything within its power to ensure the serenity of the Easter period in conjunction with other sister security agencies and all relevant stakeholders.
“To this effect, the CP has ordered the deployment of adequate personnel, comprising the conventional police and tactical teams of the command as well as necessary logistics to ensure water-tight security at all strategic locations across the state.
“Personnel deployed for this critical assignment are under the strict instruction of the Commissioner of Police to all officers deployed to be civil but firm in the discharge of their functions.