The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 5, Benin, Mohammed Abubakar, says the zone was committed to reduction of crimes and criminalities throughout the “Ember Months”.
Abubakar said this in a statement signed by DSP Emeka Iheanacho, the zone’s Public Relations Officer.
He said the zone comprised Edo, Delta and Bayelsa States.
He said the “Ember Months” was a period when criminals in desperation to get rich quick, indulged in several criminal activities.
The AIG, therefore, advised residents of the zone to be security conscious and vigilant at all times.
On the recent security situation in some parts of the zone, the AIG assured the public that his office was working assiduously to bring it under control.
Abubakar enjoined the people to cooperate with the Police and other security agencies by providing useful information that would lead to the arrest of criminals.
Abubakar warned criminals to stay away from the zone or be made to face the wrath of the law.
He also advised the people of the zone not to panic but to go about their lawful businesses as adequate security measures had been put in place to protect lives and property.