By Ovasa Ogaga,
Ahead of the Easter celebration, Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command, Mr Ari Muhammed Ali has deployed over 5000 police officers to ensure that Deltans are safe during the celebration.
The CP stated the in a press release signed by the DSP. Edafe Bright, Acting Police Public Relations officer (PPRO), Delta State Command, Asaba, while rejoicing with the Christian Community on Easter celebration.
H e also enjoin Christian leaders and faithful the state to ensure that they keep to COVID-19 protocols in their various places of worship to help the state in its fight to keep at its barest minimum the cases of the Covid-19pandemic.
The Statement read: “The Commissioner of Police Delta State Command CP. Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA, Psc+ wishes to rejoice with the Christian Community as they have their annual Easter Celebration which commemorates the crucifixion, burial and the eventual resurrection of Jesus Christ.
“The CP wishes to enjoin Christian leaders within the state to ensure that throughout the services all Christian faithfuls keep to Covid-19 protocols in their various places of worship to help the state in its fight to keep at its barest minimum the cases of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The Commissioner of Police has deployed a total number of five thousand eight hundred and eighty three (5883) Police personnel for crime prevention and control which will also cover places of worship, recreation centers, so as to ensure crime/hitch free celebration.
“Members of the public are hereby implored to cooperate with officers deployed, as they are under instruction to be civil, polite but firm in ensuring the security and safety of travelers and other road users throughout the state.
“The Commissioner of Police wishes all Christians faithful happy Easter celebrations in advance,” the statement added.