Bayelsa Police Commissioner Places Officers On Alert, Suspends Casual Leave


Officers of Bayelsa State Police Command has been put on red alert, to forestall incidence of crime during the Yuletide.

This is coming as the Bayelsa State Police Commissioner, Michael Okolie has issued a directive suspending all casual leave during the period.

This development was disclosed in a statement issued by the Command’s Public Relations Officer Asinim Buswat to newsmen in Yenagoa.

Consequently, Divisional Police Officers and Head of Departments, according to the PRO, have been directed to rejig their strategy of crime-fighting , while also enhancing the visibility of their policemen to ensure a peaceful yuletide celebration in the State.

In the same vein, the Command has repeated its ban on the use of fire-works, popularly called ‘knockout’.

In this regard, parents and guardians have been advised to warn their wards to desist from using knockouts as officers will be out to arrest anyone flouting the order.

The Commissioner of Police used the medium to assure members of the public of a peaceful festive season and enjoined all to cooperate with the command to forestall any untoward incident.


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