Adamawa Warehouse Looting: Police Put Officers On Alert In Gombe

2023-07-31 17:36:00

Independent Newspapers Nigeria

GOMBE - The Gombe State Police Commissioner, Mr Oqua Etim, has directed all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, and Tactical Commanders to maintain a heightened level of vigilance in their respective areas of responsibility.

This is to forestall the possibility of civil disobedience or any breakdown of law and order in the State following the looting of a Government Warehouse and private stores by hoodlums in neighbouring Adamawa State.

Following the violent unrest which resulted in the loss of some lives according to reports, the Adamawa State Government had slammed a curfew in the State and the Gombe State Police Command says, it is taking proactive steps to ensure the safety and security of the citizens of the state In light of the recent Adamawa incident.

In a press release issued to journalists by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Gombe State Police Command, Asp Mahid Muazu Abubakar, the CP also directed his men and officers to collaborate closely with other security agencies to share information and intelligence, ensuring a coordinated effort to address any emerging threats.

The Police statement said, CP Oqua Etim acknowledges the concerns and challenges faced by the residents of Gombe and urges them to remain calm and law-abiding during these difficult times.

According to Mahid Muazu, "The Commissioner assures the public that the Government is actively working to alleviate their hardships and restore normalcy. Everyone needs to remember that tough times are temporary, and together, we can overcome these challenges".

In addition, the Gombe State Police Command advises parents and guardians to be vigilant and proactive in safeguarding their children or wards.

"Parents are strongly advised to warn their children against associating themselves with bad companies or engaging in activities that may compromise their safety or lead them down the wrong path.

"By instilling good values and providing guidance, parents play a crucial role in shaping the future of their children and protecting them from potential harm", the release stressed.

Mahid also assured the Command's commitment in ensuring the safety and security of all residents and therefore encourages prompt reporting of any suspicious activities or individuals to the nearest police station or through it's public lines.

2023-07-31 News