The Police Warns Criminals To Be Ready To Meet Their Waterloo.
Less than three days to Christmas, The Police in Ekiti State has warned criminals to steer clear of the state during season or meet their waterloo.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Bello Muhammed, gave the stern warning in a statement issued by the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu in Ekiti, the state capital.
Muhammed said any criminal planning to make the state a point of target should have a rethink or regret his or her actions.
“They will meet their waterloo if they dare come to the state to perpetrate their nefarious activities during the Yuletide season,” he said.
The Police boss said that already, the spotlight is on potential criminals to make it difficult for them to carry out their nefarious activities and get away with them.
As part of measures being considered to combat crime in the state, the Commissioner directed the Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers, to immediately beef-up security in their areas of operations. This, he noted, was to ensure adequate deployment of police personnel to all identified places of celebration across the state, to prevent, rather than control crimes.
“The state highways and the Anti-crime patrol teams have also been deployed to all major roads and highways across the state.
“This step is aimed at ensuring safety of communities and road users. The officers so deployed are under strict instruction to adhere to the rules of engagement,” he said.
The police command, however, urged members of the public to cooperate with the police personnel deployed to the areas for the special assignment in dealing decisively with Criminals.