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Easter: Delta police tighten security around worship, relaxation centres

Commissioner of Police in Delta State, Mr. Olufemi Abaniwonda, has assured residents and non-residents of the state of the Command’s readiness to ensure a hitch-free celebration ahead of the Easter festivities, The Punch reports.






The Punch said that this followed the massive deployment of officers in the Command.







This was contained in a statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bright Edafe, on Friday.




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According to the statement, the Commissioner of Police directed all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Commanders of the various Tactical Teams in the Command to heighten their visibility across the state, to prevent, combat and at the same time, counter serious and violent crimes during the Easter holiday period and beyond.







The statement partly read, “The CP noted that the police will focus on special crime awareness and prevention operations as well as targeting crimes common over the celebration.






“He further advised the public to be alert, law-abiding and also actively instrumental to the policing of their environment and aid the police in the fight against criminality during the Easter period.






“The Command has drawn up additional deployments from the Department of Operations, Tactical teams which include Dragon Patrol, RRS, CP-Decoy, Raiders Squad, Safe Delta, Safer high way Patrol, Eagle-Net Special Squad, Crack Squad and the Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime Squad.


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“Personnel will also be deployed to worship centres and resort centres.







“CP Olufemi Abaniwonda noted that the Command will be tightening its crime-fighting efforts during the Easter period and beyond; hence, all officers will be out in full force working closely with other sister agencies to ensure the safety of the good and peace-loving residents in the state.”