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  • Updated: May 27, 2023

Bauchi Police Intensifies Security Ahead Of Governor Bala's Inauguration

Bauchi Police Intensifies Security Ahead Of Governor Bala's

The Bauchi State Police Command has intensified its security efforts ahead of the inauguration of Governor Bala Mohammed for his second tenure on May 29.

The command said it has mobilized its operatives to secure the state borders and the venue of the inauguration, the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in the state's metropolis.

It added that it has collaborated with the military and other security agencies to ensure the security of people during the period.

This was contained in a statement, on Saturday, by the spokesperson of the command, SP Ahmed Muhammed Wakil.

According to Wakil, the command has maintained the security of the state following the conclusion of the 2023 general elections in the state.

The State's Commissioner of Police, CP Aminu Alhassan alongside his Deputy in charge of the Department of Operations, DCP Bello Shehu and heads of other security agencies would lead the team to provide security during the period. 

The Commissioner further called on the people of the state to adhere to the rules and regulations put in place for the peaceful inauguration ceremony.

He also appealed to them to report any suspicious persons or activities to the police of other relevant authorities.

"Collaborating closely with all levels of government, private sectors, the Nigerian Armed Forces, and other security agencies, we are committed to ensuring the safety and security of all citizens. 

"Our collective objective is to facilitate a commendable and seamless inauguration ceremony on May 29, 2023.

"The Bauchi State Police Command has mobilized its operational and human resources to establish a robust security arrangement. 

"Adequate personnel have been assigned to safeguard the Government House/VIP Lodges, provide security in and around the Stadium, monitor the State's borders, and oversee entry and exit points, as well as critical government installations. 

"The deployed operatives include members of the Nigeria Police Bauchi State Command and other Tactical Squads, such as the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Special Protection Unit (SPU), Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) CBRN, SIB State Intelligence Bureau, NPF Medical, NPF Mounted Troops, and K9 units, among others. 

"Additionally, the Command has deployed all available Patrol Vehicles and highly efficient drones for aerial surveillance within the State and its surroundings. 

"Furthermore, the Command's Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) will be stationed at strategic locations around the State.

"Police and other security personnel will be positioned along the routes to and from the Inauguration Grounds. 

"Rigorous safety measures will be implemented for individuals entering the venue, including screenings and searches, while traffic control will be efficiently managed in collaboration with the protocol sub-committee of the transition committee, ensuring seamless traffic flow.

"The Inauguration ceremony in the State has received special attention, as the Commissioner of Police has directed all Area Commanders, Tactical Commanders, Divisional Police Officers (DPOs), Head of Departments, and other sister security agencies to reinforce the Inauguration venue with operational equipment provided by the Force.

"The Commander of this operation is the Commissioner of Police, CP Aminu Alhassan psc(+), of the Bauchi State Command, who will be assisted by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the Department of Operations, DCP Bello Shehu psc, alongside other coopted heads of operations from various security agencies.

"The Commissioner of Police, therefore, calls upon all citizens to adhere to the rules and regulations governing the Inauguration and swearing-in ceremony.

"Furthermore, he reminds the good citizens of the State to promptly report any suspicious activity or individuals to the Police or other relevant security agencies. 

"The Command sternly warns non-state actors or any aggrieved groups or individuals to pursue redress through due process and the rule of law, as law enforcement agencies will not hesitate to quell any confrontations or acts of insecurity.

"In conclusion, we implore all law-abiding citizens to support the Police in our mission to ensure the safety and security of all. 

"The Command is fully committed to creating a safe and secure environment before, during, and after the Inauguration," the police spokesperson added. 


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