Ahead of the 21st National Sports Festival tagged “Asaba 2022” set to hold from 28th November to 10th of December 2022, security measures have been put in place by the Delta State Police command in collaboration with other security outlets.
Emerald News gathered that this action is being carried out to ensure the safety and security of participants, as well as their supporters in the state.
On this premise, 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.
In a statement signed and made available to jounalists by Bright Edafe, Delta police public relations officer, the move is to ensure protection of all participants and the success of all activities lined up during the tournament.
DSP Bright Edafe disclosed that, “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, 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”.
In order to strengthen the security protocols and actions put in place, 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, the Delta state traffic management authority (DESTMA) and other agencies.
The CP assured all participants and supporters who will be taking part in the tournament of the command’s commitment in the provision of security, maintenance of law and order, protection of lives and property among other duties in the state.