Nigeria at 61: Kwara Police Command Deploys 1,500 Personnel

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By Ashemiriogwa Emmanuel 

The police command in Kwara State has put in place a series of security arrangements across the length and breadth of the state for a safe Independence Day celebration.

A statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, Mr Ajayi Okasanmi, on Thursday, disclosed that 1,500 policemen and women have been deployed to provide security today.

According to the statement, “The Commissioner of Police Kwara State Command, CP Tuesday Assayomo, has also directed Area Commanders of the Eight Area Commands, DPOs and all Tactical teams in the state to embark on aggressive patrols of their AORs.

“Entry and exit points to the state have also been fortified.”

“Meanwhile, members of the public are advised to cooperate with policemen on Stop and Search duties and to report any act of misconduct or extortion by the men to the Commissioner of Police through the appropriate channels,” the statement advised.

The Kwara police command acknowledged the reports of strange happenings around the immediate environments and urged the residents to contact the police station in the case of any insurgencies through the following phone numbers: 08125275046 and 07032069501 for a prompt response.

“The CP wishes residents of Kwara a happy 61st Independence anniversary celebration,” Mr Okasanmi wrote.

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