ARUSHA, Tanzania (Xinhua) --
Tanzanian police are ready to provide a
crime-free and peaceful atmosphere across the country for the
Christmas and New Year celebrations, a senior police officer
said on Sunday.
General of Police (IGP) Simon Sirro said in a statement that the
force stays alert to ensure the year-end festivities are
“We’re aware that
the season is being characterized by an upsurge in criminal
activities, hence security arrangements have been put in place
for a hitch-free end of year celebrations,” Sirro said in a
He also called on
parents to caution their children against using fireworks and
crackers during the festive season.
As part of the
security measures to ensure safety of people and properties
during the festive period, Sirro ordered intensive patrols
across the east African nation.
“Since January this
year, crime incidents have gone down due to good relations with
the ordinary citizens, who have been helpful in addressing
crimes in the country,” he said.
“There will also be
police patrol, where our men will be deployed to strategic
locations across the country to give a sense of security to all
and sundry, as they celebrate the Christmas and New Year
seasons,” he added.
police chief urged the public to continue supporting the police
force in reinforcing the country’s peace and tranquility.