The Commissioner of Police Delta State Command, CP Mohammed Ali Ari has made massive deployment to venues of the National Sports Festival tagged “Asaba 2022” in a bid to forestall insecurity.
Spokesman of the command, DSP Bright Edafe who confirmed the deployment, noted that “The 21st National Sports Festival tagged “Asaba 2022” is scheduled to hold from November 28 to December 10, 2022, the safety and security of participants, and supporters is paramount to the Command and other security agencies in the State. It is on this premise that the Command in synergy with other security agencies have proactively and strategically deployed personnel to ensure a hitch free tournament.
“The Commissioner of Police Delta State CP Ari Muhammed Ali has ordered massive deployment of Personnel across Asaba metropolis, Stephen Keshi Stadium, other venues where the event will be held, hotels and other places where the participants will be accommodated, for the purpose of providing adequate security during the tournament, to ensure protection of all participants and the success of all activities lined up during the tournament.
“Furthermore, the CP has directed that all Area Commanders, DPOS and Tactical Commanders, and other security agencies deploy men to all venues as indicated in the operational order to forestall any breakdown of law and order, to ensure the safety of all participants, supporters, and proper supervision of their men deployed.
“In addition to the personnel deployed from Area Commands, Divisions and other security agencies, deployments have also been drawn from Dragon Patrol, Safer highway Patrol, Quick Response Squad, Rapid Response squad, Eagle-net Special Squad, Crack Squad, Raider’s Squad, Marine Police, Anti-Bomb, Buffalo team, 31&51 PMF, Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime squad.
“The CP also directed the State traffic officer to ensure visibility, and strict supervision of Policemen deployed for the purpose of ensuring free flow of traffic in synergy with the Federal Road Safety corps of Nigeria (FRSCN), the Delta state traffic management authority (DESTMA) and other agencies.
The CP therefore assures all participants and supporters who will be taking part in the tournament of the Command’s unalloyed commitment in the provision of security, maintenance of law and order, protection of lives and property among other duties in the state.”
The CP on behalf of officers and men of Command wishes Delta State, all participants and Nigerians in General a successful and a hitch free tournament.