By Hannah Nathan, Warri
Nigerian police have announced the ban of covered plate numbers and tinted vehicles following the alarming security challenges in Delta state.
However, CP Wale Abass had appealed to residents for understanding and to bear with the Police as security measures put in place are for the collective good of the public.
This is according to a statement signed by Delta State Police command spokesman, Bright Edafe which a copy was sent to Congress News correspondent on Tuesday.
The statement reads, “In furtherance of the determination of the command to combat all forms of insecurity in the state during the ember months, particularly the reported incidences of kidnapping, the Delta State Police Commissioner, CP Wale Abass on 18th September, 2023 issued a stern warning to all the officers of the Command on the need to be proactive in the discharge of their assigned duties and responsibilities.
Meantime, the Commissioner of Police charged all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Heads, and Tactical Commanders to double their efforts in the fight against criminals in the state.
He further appealed to members of the public to understand and bear with Command as the measures being emplaced, which is in their ultimate interest, might bring slight discomfort to the residents, particularly road users.
“Due to the activities of criminal elements who carry out their nefarious activities using tinted vehicles and sometimes covered plate numbers, it is on this note that the CP warns that all vehicles that ply the road in the state must be duly registered with their plate numbers visible as all unregistered vehicles and vehicles with covered plate numbers will be impounded. He also stated that tinted vehicles will not be allowed in the state, hence residents using tinted vehicles are advised to peel it off.
The CP seeks for the understanding, noting that all being done is for the collective good of the public. He further entreated the general public to report any frightful or suspicious occurrences to the nearest police station or call any of the under-listed dedicated lines.
• 08036684974; 08125958005; 09053872287 (CONTROL ROOM)
• 09155570007; 09155570008 (PPRO OFFICE)”, he added.