Muazu Zubairu, the commissioner of police in Niger state, has cautioned residents of the state against receiving wrapped gifts from strangers during the yuletide.
Speaking with NAN on Wednesday, Zubairu said the residents needed to be cautious because of desperate attempts by the insurgents to cause havoc.
While stating that the gifts could turn out to be striker bombs, he said the police had taken measures to deal with whatever form of security threats.
“We will continue to utilise the avenues of intelligence-led policing, community, visibility policing as well as constant intelligence-led raid on criminal hideouts to arrest and prosecute the hoodlums,” Zubairu said.
“We are battle ready to deal with any form of security threats to enable people celebrate the festivities in a peaceful atmosphere.”
The police commissioner urged officers command to continue to put in their best as hard working ones will be rewarded.
He also urged residents to report suspicious movements as this would greatly assist in apprehending suspected criminals.