By Abubakar Abdullahi
The Gombe State Police Command, says it has taken decisive action to enforce the closure of all Gala Houses in the state, in strict compliance with the directives issued by Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya.
Spokesman of the command, ASP Mahid Muazu Abubakar in a statement said the “Commissioner of Police has instructed Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, Operation Hattara, and other tactical teams to ensure the full implementation of this directive.”
He also said the firm stance by the police is aimed at addressing the rising concerns regarding immoral activities, criminality, and security breaches that have been associated with certain nightclubs and Gala Houses in the state.
He pointed out that the collective commitment of the security agencies to maintain law and order is the driving force behind this necessary action.
He maintained that “The Gala Houses that are immediately affected by this closure order include Jami’a Gidan Wanka located at Mile 3 Yola Road, Gombe, White House Theatre (Babban Gida) located at New Mile 3 Yola Road, Gombe, Gidan Lokaci General Merchant located at Mile 3 Reservoir Road, Gombe, Farin Gida Entertainment II located at Wuro Karal, Kalshingi Road, Gombe, Gidan Zamani Entertainment New Mile 3, Yola Road, Tumfure, Gombe, Albarka Entertainment Located at Wuro Karal, Bypass near Hara Form, Gombe, Gala Houses Located at Kuri Town, Lubo village, and Kurba village, all in Yamaltu Deba Local Government Area.”
Additionally, he added that, Tauraren Wash located at Trailer Park, Bauchi Road, Gombe, and Gala House located at Bajoga Town in Funakaye Local Government Area are also affected.
ASP Mahid urged the owners and operators of the Gala Houses to fully cooperate with the security agencies as they carry out their lawful duties without any bias or apprehension, noting that it is essential to recognize that failure to comply with the closure order may result in severe consequences as provided by the law.
He revealed that the Gombe State Police Command, alongside other security agencies, is committed to upholding the safety, peace, and well-being of the residents.
“The closure of these Gala Houses is a significant step towards curbing immoral behavior and criminal activities, and ensuring the overall security of the state.”