By Deborah Coker
The police in Edo, Bayelsa and Delta states have been directed to focus attention on all link roads, recreation centres, worship centres, critical infrastructure and other vulnerable and flash points to ensure safety of lives and property.
They are also to ensure high visibility policing along the major Highways, City centres and other flash points.
The police officers have also been directed to identify all the strategic and vulnerable points and ensure massive deployment of personnel to the areas for adequate security.
The zone 5 command is taking proactive measures to prevent crime during the yuletide as well as enhance security of lives and property of political parties and their candidates during the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 5, AIG Alkali Usman, gave the directives to the commissioners of police in the zone.
A statement issued by Mr. Emeka Iheanacho, the Zonal Police Public Relations Officer (ZPPRO) in Benin, quoted Usman appealed to politicians and other stakeholders on election matters to cooperate with the Police and other security agencies to ensure hitch-free polls.
While commending the Officers and men of the zone for their resilience in fighting crime and criminality, he urged them to sustain the tempo throughout the yuletide celebrations and beyond
He said his directive was also to prevent crime and criminality, especially during the yuletide.
On the recent ban on road block by the Inspector – General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, Iheanacho said that the AIG had directed the Commissioners to ensure full enforcement of the order.
Usman warned officers and men of the zone to be professional while discharging their duties and avoid any act capable of tarnishing the image of the Force. (NAN)