Gombe State police command had deployed over 2,000 policemen to maintain peaceful Eid-fitr celebration.
The Commissioner of Police (CP), Ishola Babatunde Babaita said most of the policemen would be at the common flashpoints across the 11 local government areas of the state.
He told The Guardian: “my main essence in this state is to ensure 101 percent crime-free situation.”
According to him: “criminals would have no haven in Gombe while I remain the CP here.”
He said gone were the days when criminals thrive in the state, “I shall deploy all necessary wherewithal to flush bad elements out of here.
“God’s willing we shall all enjoy better and blissful Sallah and the entire state.
“The only people that will find me pleasant are the innocent citizenry and of course the repentant law breakers,” he listed.
He however warned his officers and men to see the state from his light and that of Governors Inuwa Yahaya, pledging to rid the state of kidnappers, armed robbers, drug addicts and other social vices inimical to societal development.
Warning his men and officers against undue pressure on the citizenry, Babaita said: “I shall not hesitate to show the way out to any erring policeman, especially those tainting the image of the force.”