The Bayelsa State Police Command has beefed up security in banks and Automated Teller Machine, ATM, points in the state as part of efforts to curb the destruction of banks’ properties recently seen in other states due to the scarcity of the new Naira notes.
The Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State Command, CP Ben Nebolisa Okolo, has charged Divisional Police Officers, Tactical Commanders, and other operatives to closely monitor banks and ATM points to forestall any breach of the peace.
A statement issued to DAILY POST through the State’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Asinim Butswat, said “The Command understands the plight of the masses and we are hopeful that the new measures introduced by the CBN will improve the circulation of the currency in the coming days.”
“Miscreants, under any guise, are hereby warned to desist from carrying out any unlawful assembly to unleash violence in the state, as the Command will not allow any person(s) or group of persons to truncate the relative peace being enjoyed in the State.
“The Command is appealing to members of the public to remain calm and go about their lawful and legitimate businesses as the command is poised to guarantee public safety and security.”
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