Rivers State Police Command banned the use of sirens by all unauthorised individuals and private organisations including bullion vans.
In respect of bullion vans, the police restrict their use of sirens to police pilot vehicles that must accompany noting that in a statement that the ban is in line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police, IGP.
According to the statement, signed by police spokesman in the state, DPS Ahmad Muhammad, only the President, Vice President, Senate President, Speaker House of Representatives, and their deputies, state Governors, Service Chiefs, Inspector General of Police, General Commanding Officers, Deputy Inspectors General of Police, Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commissioners of Police are entitled to use sirens.
“The Rivers State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that in compliance to the extant Federal Government circular and subsequent directive by the Inspector General of Police, a ban on unauthorised individuals and entities plying the State blaring siren has been placed.
“No private individual is allowed to use siren anywhere in the State. Bullion vans are also not allowed to use siren except when escorted by police vehicles.
“This ban excludes vehicles of entitled public office holders and those on essential duty such as Fire Service and Hospital Ambulances.
“Unauthorised siren users are by this statement given a notice of seven day from today to comply with the ban and desist from siren blaring.
“A high powered task Task Force has been formed by the Command to strictly enforce the ban, arrest and prosecute defaulters, please,” the statement read.

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