“They are to, amongst other things, deploy human and other operational assets to carry out confidence-building and crime prevention patrols on major highways, residential and industrial areas, vulnerable points, places of worship…
The inspector-general of police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has assured the Nigerians of relentless efforts by the Police Force in fighting crimes and criminality and improving public safety and security across the country as Muslims across the country prepare for the celebration of the 2021 Eid-el-Kabir festival.
The IGP gave the assurance while charging commissioners of police (CPs) in all the states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and their supervisory assistant inspectors-general of police (AIGs), to beef-up security ahead of the Eid-el-kabir celebration, to prevent any untoward situation in their Areas of Responsibility (AoR) throughout the festive period and thereafter.
In a statement, Force PRO, CP Frank Mba, said: “the IGP particularly directed the zonal AIGs and state command CPs to put in place all necessary security measures to ensure a secure, peaceful and incident-free celebration.
“They are to, amongst other things, deploy human and other operational assets to carry out confidence-building and crime prevention patrols on major highways, residential and industrial areas, vulnerable points, places of worship, other places of public resort and around all critical national infrastructure.”
He further said the IGP equally warned that personnel deployed must be professional and mindful of the fundamental rights of the citizens, and discharge their responsibilities with all sense of decorum and alertness.
The IGP, while congratulating the Muslim faithful in the country on the occasion of the year 2021 Eid-el-kabir celebration, reiterated that the Force would continue to improve on the recent gains achieved in stabilising security order in parts of the country, protecting lives and property of citizens, and denying space for crimes and criminality to thrive in and around the country.