The Imo State Police Command has commenced ‘visibility policing and regular vehicular patrol” of Owerri, the capital city and its environs to ensure the return of full-scale nightlife in the state.
The state Commissioner of Police, CP, Abutu Yaro disclosed this in a statement signed by Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana.
The CP who said the security measures were already yielding positive results, said Imo people are known to have a robust nightlife.
The top cop further disclosed of a recent fruitful interface between him and operators of hotels/night clubs in the state.
According to him, the operators of hotels and night clubs observed during the meeting of an enhanced security climate and free movement of citizens in the state.
The CP further disclosed that there would be no restriction of movement in the state on June 12, 2021.
Yaro therefore advised the citizens to go about their lawful businesses on the fateful day.
The statement reads; “Following the improved security situation in the state, as it affects night clubs/hotels services in the state, especially in the metropolis, the Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc, held a security meeting with all night club/hotels owners/managers at the State Police Headquarters, Owerri, Imo State.
“During the meeting, the night club/hotel owners/managers expressed their appreciation for the improved security climate and free movement in the City.
“The Commissioner of Police used the medium to inform them of the security measures already in place in the state which is presently yielding results. And he solicited for an all-society approach to improved security.
“The Commissioner of Police further assured them that some of the security measures put in place includes visibility policing and robust vehicular patrol within the metropolis and its environs. This is to ensure that night life which the people of Imo State are known for is returned back in full scale.
“The Commissioner of Police commended the good people of Imo State and the Night Club/Hotel owners for their support and enjoined them to feel free to come out at night to enjoy themselves without fear of any molestation, as adequate security measures has been put in place to protect lives and properties.
“More so, he advised all and sundry to go about their lawful businesses on June 12, 2021, as there is no restriction of movement”.