Niger was crime-free during Christmas: Police -
The police command in Niger said it recorded no crime during the Christmas celebrations in the state.
Ogundele AyodejI, the Commissioner of Police, disclosed this to journalists on Wednesday in Minna, the state capital.
He said reports from the 25 local government areas indicated that the celebrations went on peacefully without threat to lives and property.
“We had hitch-free Christmas celebrations across the state, and no arrests were made during and after the festivity.
“We have not recorded any case of kidnapping, banditry and cattle rustling during the holidays.
“We will sustain such tempo through our well-coordinated security measures already in place and battle ready to deal with any miscreant in our midst,” he said.
Mr Ayodeji commended the residents for cooperating with security personnel operating in the state.
He called on the residents to continue to support the efforts of the command by providing useful and timely information that would assist in preventing crimes and apprehending criminal elements.
He said that the security measures would enable residents to move on with their legitimate businesses without hindrance.
“All we require from the public is timely information on the movement of dubious characters for necessary security action,” the commissioner said.
Originally Posted By People's Gazette