DSP Suleiman Nguroje, the police spokesperson in the state, said in a statement in Yola, that the command has taken necessary steps to ensure a hitch-free celebration.
Nguroje said that the Commissioner of Police, Adamu Alhaji, has called on all and sundry to be law abiding.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Commissioner of Police has issued clear directives and reiterated that the command has taken all necessary drastic steps to ensure that the celebration will be hitch-free.
“And he urged all to go ahead with their lawful businesses and warned those who intend to perpetrate any form of crime or criminalities to desist from doing so.
“The Police Command and other security agencies cannot fold their hands and watch hoodlums have a field day without taking steps to maintain law and order.
“It is in view of this that the command has deployed Operational Personnel and assets for the joint patrol.
”This is to provide watertight security within Yola metropolis and other parts of the state to stem the tide of criminal activities before, during and after the Democracy Day celebration,” he stated.
The spokesperson further said that the CP has also ordered the ban on the use of SPY number plates, tinted glasses and covered number plates used on SUV vehicles by some unauthorised individuals.
According to him, some unscrupulous elements with these numbers resort to armed robbery, kidnapping, abduction and other heinous crimes.