By Muhammad Jamil Abubakar.
The Gombe State Police Command has banned the use of fireworks and tinted glasses across the state.
The Command Spokesman, ASP Mahid Muazu Abubakar in a statement warned those selling fireworks to cease their sales, saying defaulters will be arrested and prosecuted.
The statement also warned against the covering of number plates on vehicles saying only authorized vehicles are allowed to use spy plates.
According to the statement, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hayatu Usman Psc reiterates the continued ban and enforcement on the sales and use of Fireworks, Knockout, Siren and covering of number plates.
Public compliance with these measures is crucial for the overall safety of law-abiding citizens and visitors alike.
CP Hayatu said this proactive approach is considered necessary to prevent criminal activities and maintain relative peace for a hitch-free celebration across the State.
The Statement said the commissioner of Police has charged various Police officials, including Heads of Departments, Area Commanders, tactical commanders, Mopol commanders, and Divisional Police Officers, to ensure early deployment of their personnel to strategic locations comprising worship centres, and other public places.
He also directs the officer in charge of Motor Traffic Division MTD to ensure early postings of traffic officers across major roads and busy roads for smooth traffic flow and apprehension of traffic offenders for accident-free celebration.
The Commissioner of Police further called on officers to collaborate with other security agencies, community leaders, and relevant stakeholders for intelligence gathering and information sharing that can aid in preventing and combatting crime effectively, while also stressing the commitment to ensuring the safety and security of all citizens during the festive period.
The CP urges members of the public to remain vigilant, report any suspicious activities to the police, and cooperate with the Police and other security personnel to create a peaceful and crime-free environment.