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Fifa U-17: Onovo Orders Water tight Security

By Kingsley Omonobi,  Abuja
Ahead of the commencement of the FIFA under-17 football tournament this weekend in Nigeria, the Police high command in Abuja said yesterday that it has put up a water tight security  network nationwide to ensure a smooth and safe hosting of the global sports fiesta.

According

PRESIDENT UMARU MUSA YAR'ADUA (2ND FROM RIGHT) DISPLAYING THE FIFA WORLD CUP TROPHY DURING THE TOUR OF THE TROPHY TO NIGERIA TIDAY WEDNESDAY AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA. WITH HIM FROM RIGHT IS EMMANUEL MARADAS, LEADER OF FIFA DELEGATION, VICE PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND MINISTER OF SPORTS, SANNI NDANUSA.  PHOTOS--STATE HOUSE.
PRESIDENT UMARU MUSA YAR'ADUA (2ND FROM RIGHT) DISPLAYING THE FIFA WORLD CUP TROPHY DURING THE TOUR OF THE TROPHY TO NIGERIA TIDAY WEDNESDAY AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA. WITH HIM FROM RIGHT IS EMMANUEL MARADAS, LEADER OF FIFA DELEGATION, VICE PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND MINISTER OF SPORTS, SANNI NDANUSA. PHOTOS--STATE HOUSE.

to a statement signed by the Force ublic Relations officer, ACP Emmanuel Ojukwu, the Inspector General of Police himself, personnally supervised the operational order for the effective coverage of all the states, cities and centres for the events.

Towards this end, anti_riot police officers and men have been deployed to strategic locations to ensure water tight security while intelligence and detective operatives as well as full compliments of Police dogs and horses have  been deployed to states and cities to support  the forces.

The statement reads, “The Nigeria Police is glad to inform Nigerians and the world at large, of it preparedness to provide water_tight security for a smooth and safe hosting of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup football tournament, commencing at various centres in Nigeria, on 24th October, 2009”.


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