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The Ogun state Commisoner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson yesterday said the command will launch ‘Operation Restore Hope’ so as to protect lives and properties during the festive period.
He noted that there would be a robust and elaborate security arrangement that will ensure adequate security during the festive period.
He said this on Monday, while speaking with newsmen at the Police state headquarters , Eleweran, Abeokuta on the command’s efforts in sanitising the state during and after the yuletide season
Ebrimson added that he would review all the existing crime-fighting strategies in line with the force’s “Operation Puff Arder” to achieve effectiveness.
He stressed that a sustainable partnership will be maintained and improved with the state government, traditional rulers, community and religious leaders, Civil Society Organizations, Government and Non-Governmental organizations and the press.
He however assured members that the police is committed to discharge its responsibilities in line with the professional ethics of the force and in accordance to the rule of law.
He added, “Consequently, my management team and I will review the existing crime fighting strategies and if needs be, we are going to renew them to make them more effective in order to meet up with the challenges of modern day policing.
“The command has put in place a robust and elaborate security arrangement under an operation code named ‘Operation Restore Hope’ this is to ensure a hitch -free Christmas and New Year celebrations.
“As we all know that the State is the host of International Headquarters of several religious institutions such as Reedeemed Christian Church of God, Celestial Church of God, NASFAT, Mountain of Fire and many others.
“The implication of this is that the State will be witnessing influx of people who are going to come for one religious activity or the other and it is our duty to ensure their safety.”