Nigeria Vs Cameroon: A’Ibom Govt Assures Of Maximum Security During Match
The Akwa Ibom State Government has put in place adequate security arrangement to ensure hitch-free World Cup qualifier match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Indomitable Lions of Cameroon scheduled to hold on Friday, 1 September, 2017 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
In a press release signed by the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Chukwu Ikechukwu, and made available to newsmen, the Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State Command, CP Zubairu Mua’zu, noted that the force is determined to guarantee soccer loving Nigerians maximum security in order for them to enjoy the football match under a peaceful atmosphere devoid of any infractions of law.
The State Police Command has also 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, 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, saying that “Sport is a veritable means to promote unity, solidarity and cultivate enduring friendship.”
“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,” CP Mua’zu warned.
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.