Holiday: Police In Anambra Warn Against Night Journeys, Say Checkpoints Remain
The Police Command in Anambra State has advised travelers returning for Christmas to start their journeys early and avoid arriving late in the night.
DCP Aderemi Adeoye who is Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Anambra Command said this in Awka on Thursday.
Adeoye said the Police Command had strategically deployed adequate personnel and logistics to identified black spots in the State to guarantee safety of the citizenry.
This he said included well armed mobile patrols and plain clothed undercover teams.
Adeoye said the few checkpoints in the State are necessary to checkmate the rampage of unknown gunmen.
He said the Command had noted the risk at the commercial town of Onitsha especially the Upper Iweka and had taken necessary measures to contain the menace but advised that travelers should avoid arriving late as much as they could.
“Security risk increases in the night because of reduced visibility and slower response time but we have put measures in place to ensure security of lives and property during the period and beyond.
“However, we advise that travelers should plan their trips and move in good time to avoid being caught up by nightfall,” he said.
On the resolutions of the House of Representatives which directed that the checkpoints should be dismantled, Adeoye said it was advisory and not an executive order.
According to him, the resolution was advisory and not an order. The House of Representatives will need to convey the resolution to the Executive which may then issue an Order or Directive. That is when we will have an instruction to comply with.
“For now the checkpoints remain in most critical places while some have been dismantled to allow for free flow of traffic” he said.