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Sallah Festival – Police Intensifies Patrol in Bauchi

| August 17, 2012 More

Bauchi — The Police in Bauchi State have intensified patrol in the metropolis in its effort to check crime and criminality during the forthcoming Sallah celebration.

Mohammed Hassan, Assistant Superintendent of Police Inspector (ASP), the Spokesman of the Command, told journalists on Wednesday that the command was taking all necessary measures to tackle crimes.

He said other strategies were also being put in place in order to make sure that crime was curtailed in the city.

Hassan said it was a routine exercise for the command to always make security preparations during festivals.

Already “stop and search operations” were taking place in major roads linking to other states, with long queues on the Bauchi – Jos route.

Recently, the crime wave in the metropolis has re-surfaced with reported killings among the dreaded ‘Sara Suka’ members in some areas.

Some residents have also called on the state government and the security agents to take measures to put a stop to the problem before it got out of hand.

Alhaji Mohammed Usman, a former Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Security to Gov. Isa Yuguda, called on the government to take action before the problem escalated.

He also called on security agents to revisit the law which provided that “any person caught in the state with dangerous weapons should be treated like an armed robber”.


Category: Bauchi State News

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