Olu of Warri: 1,000 police personnel deployed for Emiko’s coronation



At least 1,000 police officers have been deployed to ensure watertight security before, during, and after the coronation of Omoba Tsola Emiko as the 21st Olu of Warri, Kingdom.

The coronation is scheduled for Saturday, at Ode-Itsekiri (Big Warri), the ancestral home of the Itsekiris, in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.

The State Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, announced on Wednesday that the measure was part of the Command’s usual proactive ways to ensure hitch-free security at the ceremony.

According to the CP, two bomb squad has been deployed to report 48 hours before the coronation day to ensure it is safe.

While warning mischief-makers to steer clear of the event, the CP stated that “the Command is

more than ready to deal decisively with anybody who tries to disrupt or cause any form of mischief during the coronation.

“All that needs to be done to ensure that the event is hitch-free and devoid of any form of violence has been put in place.”

While wishing the people of Warri and Deltans a peaceful and hitch-free Coronation ceremony, the CP directed the Area Commander Warri, Divisional Police Officers, Tactical Operations Officers of the Command to leave no stone unturned towards ensuring thorough supervision of personnel deployed for the actualisation of peace and tranquility during and after the coronation ceremony.

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