The Nigeria Police Force in Ekiti has warned criminals to steer clear of the during the Yuletide or meet their waterloo.

The state Commissioner of Police, Bello Muhammed, gave the warning in a statement issued by the Command’s spokesman, Caleb Ikechukwu in Ekiti.

Muhammed said any criminal planning to make the state a point of target should have a rethink or regret his or her actions.

”They will meet their waterloo if they dare come to the state to perpetrate their nefarious activities during the Yuletide season,” he said.

The Police boss said a dragnet had been weaved round potential criminals in a manner that would make it difficult for them to carry out their nefarious activities.

As part of measures being considered to combat crime in the state, the Commissioner directed the Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers, (DPOs) to immediately beef-up security in their areas of operations.

He said that this was to ensure adequate deployment of police personnel to all identified places of celebration across the state, to prevent, rather then control crimes.

"The state highways and the Anti crime patrol teams have also been deployed to all major roads and highways across the state.

"This step is aimed at ensuring safety of communities and road users. The officers so deployed are under strict instruction to adhere to the rules of engagement,” he said.

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The police command, however, asked the residents of the state to team up with the command in dealing decisively with perpetrators of crime. 

"Communities can offer timely and useful information that could lead to exposing crimes before they are committed.

"Be security conscious at all times," he stressed.

The Commissioner of Police further urged them to promptly report any strange movement and untoward incident or happening observed in their locality to the nearest police station for immediate action, or call Emergency Control Room on 08062335577.

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