In its resolve to create an enabling environment for peaceful Christmas and New year celebrations, the Borno State Police Command has commenced intensive patrols and Show of Force in collaboration with other security agencies to enhance visibility policing, as well as raids of criminal hideouts and black spots across the state.
Motorists and tricycle Keke Napep operators have been warned to adhere to all traffic rules and regulations and to eschew all forms of recklessness, including drug abuse and drunkenness while behind the wheels.
The curfew is still in force, the police said, warning that vehicular movement during curfew hours is prohibited.
While assuring worshippers of the safety of their lives and property, the Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu, advised parents and guardians to take proper care of their children and wards to avert incidences of missing person(s).
Chukwu said: “Parents/Guardians are also advised to warn their children/wards that the law banning the sales and use of knockouts/firecrackers is still in force.
“The command will not take lightly, any act(s) capable of creating panic or threatening the relative peace and security now being experienced in the state, as arrested offenders will be prosecuted.
“While wishing all and sundry a happy Christmas celebration and a prosperous New year, the general public is advised to be security conscious at all times and to report promptly any strange or suspicious person(s), movements, or objects to the nearest police officer/station or other security services.”