As the 21st edition of the Senior African Athletics Championship kicks off in a few days, the Command of the Nigeria Police Force in the host State, the Delta State Police Command has assured participants as well as residents of Asaba, of adequate security throughout the period of the competition.
This assurance was obtained in a press release by the Police Command through its Public Relations Department, noting that the Championship which is the biggest and most significant international sporting event in the history of the state, will be properly covered by the police with the assistance of other security agencies and the vigilante.
Below is the Police Statement conveyed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Command, DSP Andrew Aniamaka.
CP DELTA STATE ASSURES ADEQUATE SECURITY COVERAGE OF ASABA 2018 AA CHAMPIONSHIP
“In view of the forthcoming African Athletics Championship event, tagged ‘Asaba 2018’ slated to hold on the 1st to 5th of August, 2018, the Commissioner of Police, Delta State Police Command, CP Muhammad A. Mustafa mni has assured Deltans of adequate security coverage of the entire length and breadth of the state before, during and after the event.
The CP, who gave this assurance recently while fielding questions from a segment of the press in his expansive office at the Command Headquarters, Asaba, stated that already, a comprehensive Operation Order has been drawn towards ensuring that the fiesta is hitch-free.
The CP reiterated that all routes connected to the event, which is seen as the biggest most significant international sporting event in the history of the state, will be properly covered by the police with the assistance of other security agencies and the vigilante. He noted that each deployed personnel has been duly educated on the acceptable international best policing practices and behavior during occasions such as this.
While noting that the event will bring in so many world renowned athletes and sporting enthusiasts into the State and profoundly impact on the positive fortunes of the state, the CP called on Deltans and all residents of the state to, in their well known redoubtable tradition of conviviality and hospitality, come out en masse to give the August visitors a befitting welcome.
The CP, however, enjoined Deltans to be security conscious and to report to the police or other security agencies nearest to them all manner of crimes or criminal tendencies that might negatively impinge on the event.”