By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Kaduna State Police Command has informed the General Public that, it has deployed adequate and comprehensive strategies for a hitch-free Christmas and New Year celebrations in the state.
According to a statement titled, “CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR SAFETY TIPS” signed by it’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu A. Sabo, it said in furtherance of Community Safety and Crime Prevention Strategy of the Command, especially before, during and after the Christmas and New Year celebrations, members of the public are hereby advised to take note of the following safety and security tips:
“Exercise caution and celebrate in moderation.
“Members of the public must avoid any form of fireworks (knock-out).
“Be wary of sharing gifts with unknown person(s).
“Be cautious of unknown persons that come around in the name of felicitation.
“Pay extra attention to Children/wards as they go about during the period.
“Be vigilant of your surrounding when making withdrawals during the period especially at ATMs.
“Be very sure of your safety before embarking on a visit to new places.
“Do not board a commercial vehicle from unknown parks.
“Do not embark on late night journey.
“Do not leave the entire house empty as you go out to celebrate but ensure that at least one adult is left at home to prevent criminal cashing on your absence.
“Ensure all electrical appliances are switched-off when not in use especially when leaving the house, markets or shop.
“Guard your valuables from pickpockets when shopping or attending a gathering.Do not attempt to pick-up/examine strange objects, they could be dangerous.
“Be aware of unknown itinerant preachers.
“Do not hesitate to alert the nearest security agent of any suspicious persons or activities.
“Above all, be law abiding before, during and after the celebrations.
“Please do not hesitate to report to the police or nearest security agency where you notice any suspicious person or activities.
“The Kaduna State Police Command can be reached via following emergency Numbers in times of distress 07039675856, 080 75391105
“The Police Command in synergy with all security agencies in the state wishes to reassure members of the public of their safety and to go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestation.
“The Commissioner of Police CP Ali Aji Janga Psc is hereby wishing you a merry Christmas celebration and a prosperous new year.”