Benue State Commissioner of Police, Ene Okon, has raised the alarm that some unscrupulous elements were planning to invade and attack some second generation banks in the state ahead of the Yuletide season.
Ene, who disclosed this to newsmen, on Thursday, said intelligence
report had it that the bad boys were moving from the eastern part of
Nigeria to attack a bank in the state but assured that the command had
gone ahead to fortify all banks in the state security wise to nip the
planned attack in the bud.
He also maintained that the command
had put in place a robust security measure to ensure a smooth and
rancour free Christmas celebration.
“We got information that some
bad boys are moving from the east to attack a second generation bank in
the state and as such the command has fortified all banks in Benue
“Immediately we got the information about
the plan by those bad boys to attack the bank, we swung into action by
visiting all the banks in the state with the information and also held
meetings with them and directed that they should to mount Closed Circuit
Television (CCT) in and around their banks premises.
this end, we have put in place a joint patrol team that would cut across
every nooks and crannies of the state, made up of the police as the
leading agency, the DSS, Air force, Army, Navy and the Civil Defence.
on September 2, I called all the Divisional Police Officers and all the
Area Commanders together to prepare Christmas and New Year operational
order tagged ‘Ember Months Operation Order’ covering the entire place.”
Police Commissioner explained further that the team would start to go
round the state as from December 20, 2019 to the end of January, 2019 to
ensure peace and order in the whole state.