Ben Ezechime, Enugu
As the 2023 Easter Celebration gets under way, Mr Ahmed Ammani Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, has ordered the deployment of all operational and intelligence officers across the 17 local government areas to ensure a hitch free festivities.
The commissioner also warned operatives to stick to the Nigeria Police Force extant rules of engagement and guard against acts of unprofessionalism this season.
The Command Public Relation Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Enugu.
The commissioner reassured residents and visitors to the state of adequate security and safety during and beyond the period of the celebration.
The statement reads: “The police command congratulates the people of the state, particularly the Christian faithful, as they join others in the country and beyond to mark this year’s Easter celebrations of the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ.
“The Commissioner of Police has directed Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and Heads of Tactical/Operational Units of the Command to deploy all operational and intelligence assets at their disposal, to effectively police their areas of responsibilities and ensure smooth celebrations during and after Easter.
“I have also warned commanders and operational supervisors to ensure that personnel under them stick to the Nigeria Police Force extant rules of engagement and guard against acts of unprofessionalism as they will be held vicariously liable for any lapse(s).
“I entreat all and sundry to celebrate responsibly and peacefully as well as call on Christians to use the period to pray for the peace and progress of Enugu State and Nigeria,” he said.
The commissioner urged residents to reawaken and genuinely express the true nature of Jesus Christ, which is exemplified in his love and selflessness.
He also called on residents to remain supportive, law-abiding and vigilant, while promptly reporting acts of crime and criminality to the nearest police station.
“Residents should call the command’s emergency hot lines on: 08032003702, 08075390883 or 08086671202. They can also call the Police PRO on: 08099854883 and send emails to: firstname.lastname@example.org,” he added.