Police assures peaceful Christmas celebrations in Bwari

Makanjuola, who gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) in Abuja, said that measures were in place to ensure a peaceful atmosphere throughout the yuletide and guard against re-occurence of the 2017 crisis that marred Christmas celebration.



By Veronica Dariya
Bwari (Abuja) Dec. 18, 2018 (NNN) The Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Bwari Police Station,FCT, CSP Biodun Makanjuola on Tuesday assured residents of Bwari town of a peaceful Christmas celebration.

Makanjuola, who gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) in Abuja, said that measures were in place to ensure a peaceful atmosphere throughout the yuletide and guard against re-occurence of the 2017 crisis that marred Christmas celebration.

He said: ” I don’t foresee any ugly incident this time around, however, we are working round the clock to ensure that all goes well and nothing evil happens.

“We would meet with other security agents, the traditional heads and all stakeholders to put heads together to ensure everything goes well.

“Although we have put everything humanly possible in place to forestall any disorder, God is the ultimate and we look unto Him to see us through.”

The DPO, however, urged residents to be calm, avoid trouble and be vigilant.

NNN reports that the town has been thrown into uneasy calm, necessitating on and off curfew since December 2017 and an averted one in June, during the Eid-el-fitir celebration.

Mr Ike Emmanuel, a businessman stressed the need for increased security in the area to guard against any likelihood of mishap.

Emmanuel said that there was no better environment to live and make progress than a peaceful one.

He said:”When you live in an environment and you live with fear because you don’t know what will happen in the next minute, all your effort in your business or work is affected because the thought of insecurity limits you.

“It will be a good thing if the police and other security agents in the town are on their feet to ensure a peaceful celebration so that those who will travel return to find their property secured and those who will stay behind free to move around.”

Also, Madam Peace Ovie, another resident, urged the people to intensify prayer for peaceful celebrations, adding that with concerted efforts of security agents and other stakeholders, there would be no room for panic. (NNN)

Edited by Dada Ahmed

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