Police intensify security in Cross River ahead of Easter festival

The Cross River Police Command says it has beefed up security across the state in preparation for the celebration of the Easter festival.

Mr. Gyogon Grimah, the Commissioner of Police, made this known in Calabar on Monday.

According to him, the tactical teams of the police as well as other regular formations have been deployed at strategic positions within the state to secure the lives and property of the residents during the festival.

This is contained in a statement signed by the command spokesperson, SP Irene Ugbo, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar on Monday.

The CP who felicitated with the people of the state and Christian faithful, directed for close surveillance activities, foot and vehicular patrols, and visibility policing across the country to forestall security breaches during the period.

He said the Police Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and Tactical Commanders were directed to ensure safety and security of the general public before, during and after the event.

“The Police Command will not fold its hand and watch any group or individuals under whatever guise to obstruct or cause breakdown of law and order.”

“I urge all public-spirited individuals to volunteer useful and genuine information to the Police and support the Police and other security agencies to ensure peaceful coexistence in the state and the nation as a whole,” he appealed.

He enjoins citizens residing in the state to go about their lawful businesses without fear or panic.(NAN)

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