The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has directed all Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) and commands’ Commissioners of Police (CPs) to ensure water-tight security around worship centres, government establishments, facilities, and other related valuable targets as a measure against insecurity before, during and after the Sallah celebration.
In a release signed by the Force spokesperson, Frank Mba, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Abubakar said officers and men are to be deployed to ensure that the highways are effectively covered with motorised patrol teams, while the CPs should personally ensure that all places of worship, recreation centres, resorts and other public places are adequately protected.
The police boss warned officers who will be deployed during the period to ensure that they comport themselves with the confines of the law, as he said they must be firm but polite, civil and professional in the discharge of their assigned roles.
He also warned all miscreants and mischief makers of all shades and colour to keep away from disturbing the public peace, as he said the force would stop at nothing to bring them to book.
He enjoined Nigerians to be their brothers’ keepers by ensuring that information on all suspected criminal activities and plans are promptly reported to the police or other sister security agencies.
“The public is reminded of their very vital role of collaborating with the police in the fight against crimes and criminality, as this has really been the cornerstone of police successes in recent times”, the police boss said in the statement.
Abubakar assured the general public, especially worshipers, travellers, and all well-meaning Nigerians that the police in the discharge of its constitutional responsibility, will continue to do everything within its capacity to provide adequate security for everyone across the country.