The Nigeria Police Force, Akwa Ibom State Command on Tuesday said it has put in place adequate security arrangement, to ensure hitch free world cup qualifier match between Nigeria and Cameroon scheduled to hold on the 1st of September, 2017 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Zubairu Muazu in a statement expressed determination to guarantee that soccer loving Nigerians enjoy the football match under a peaceful atmosphere devoid of any infractions of law.
Consequently he has directed the deployment of over 700 specially selected officers knowledgeable in crowd control and Policing events to provide top-notch security before, during and after the football match.
“In addition, due to influx of soccer fans into the state, adequate crime reduction strategies have been emplaced to check crime and criminalities, throughout the state.
The statement signed by DSP Chukwu Ikechukwu, Public Relations Officer said, “The actions are in addition to existing anti-crime measures in the state.
“The CP enjoins all soccer fans visiting the Nest of champions to conduct themselves in a most orderly and hospitable manner. Sport is a veritable means to promote unity, solidarity and cultivate enduring friendship.
“The Command, in Collaboration with sister security agencies and other stakeholders in sports administration are working assiduously to facilitate adequate sports security in accordance with international standards.
“However, the Command will not hesitate to deal decisively with miscreants and sports hooligans who may take undue advantage of the peace and security existing in Akwa Ibom State” the CP warned.
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