The Akwa Ibom Police Command says it will deploy 424 police personnel to ensure adequate security of life and property during the Tuesday’s international friendly between Super Eagles and Atletico Madrid.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, DSP Macdon Odiko, announced this in a statement on Monday. The match will be played at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo at 6 pm, but the gates will be open from 11 am.
The statement said that the police would collaborate with sister agencies in the state and sporting officials to facilitate adequate security in line with international standard. “The Command is determined to ensure that soccer loving Nigerians and visitors enjoy the football match in a peaceful atmosphere.”
According to the statement, the Commissioner of Police has enjoined all soccer loving fans visiting the Nest of Champions and the State to conduct themselves in an orderly and hospitable manner.
It added that the command would not hesitate to deal decisively with miscreants and hooligans who might want to take undue advantage of the existing peace and security in Akwa Ibom to foment trouble.
“The La Liga season is over and we’re going to play a friendly in Nigeria with Oblak, Werner, Juanfran, Sergi, Montero, Solano, Jota, Rafa Muñoz, Thomas, Gabi, Vitolo, Toni Moya, Agüero, Olabe. “Mikel Carro, Joaquín, Torres, Correa, Gameiro, and Borja,” Atletico wrote on their handle.