The Police in Yobe State have beefed up security in and around Damaturu, the state capital, ahead of the state visit by President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday.
The State's Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Sanusi Rufa'i, told newsmen in Damaturu on Wednesday that ``teams of mobile policemen have been deployed to the state to reinforce the security on ground.
``We are determined and working towards a peaceful and hitch-free presidential visit to the state.’’
The commissioner said the command had deployed its personnel to all the nooks and crannies of the state capital.
``Although we now enjoy relative peace, we will leave no stone unturned to provide adequate security for the presidential visit and the people. We have adequate manpower and logistics to ensure a peaceful visit. We implore the public to conduct their lawful businesses, remain law-abiding and cooperate with the security agencies.’’
In Damaturu, Jonathan is scheduled to inaugurate the state university, the dual carriageway ring road, 300 housing units and an ultra-modern hospital.