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Police Beef up Security in Bauchi Metropolis

| August 19, 2012 More

Photo: Daily Trust

As muslims prepare to celebrate the Eid-El-Fitr, the Bauchi Police Command has beefed up security in Bauchi metropolis.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that policemen have commenced a 24-hour ‘stop and search’ operation with a view to detecting any plan to disrupt the peace in the state.

Search teams have been stationed in major highways in Bauchi just as vehicles are being thoroughly scrutinised.

Alhaji Mohammed Ladan, the Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, told NAN on Thursday that although the state had enjoyed relative peace, his command did not want to take chances.

“We have deployed patrol teams, with the mandate to stop and search, especially suspicious vehicles and individuals, on a 24-hour basis.

“Policemen are now everywhere. We want citizens to sleep with their two eyes closed, without any fear, during the Sallah period and even beyond.”

Meanwhile, Bauchi metropolis has continued to witness influx of people from neighbouring Yobe State, where the security situation is very fragile.

NAN observed that the hustle and bustle usually experienced in Bauchi metropolis preparatory to Sallah festivities, had increased, with traffic hold-ups noticeable on most major highways. NAN

Category: Bauchi State News

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