Dele Ogbodo in Abuja
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, on Friday, ordered all Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) the 37 Commissioners of Police (CPs), to beef up robust security arrangement towards ensuring crime free Christmas and New year celebrations across the nation.
The charge was contained in a statement signed by the Police Force Public Relations Officer (PFPRO), DCP, Don Awunah, in Abuja.
According to the IG, the conventional Police men, and the personnel of the specialized units of the Force comprising which comprise the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, Special Protection Unit, Federal Highway Patrol, Explosive Ordinance Department, the armament unit, Sniffer dogs section, the Marine Police and Police Air wing, have been deployed to provide effective security and protection of life and property nationwide during the Christmas.
The Police boss, acknowledged that Police presence is already emplaced on the highways and major roads across the country, stressing that the deployment of the Police patrol teams and surveillance squads will also cover places of worship, and recreation Centres throughout the period of the festivities.