As Nigerians prepare to celebrate the 2021 Eid-el-Fitr all over the nation, the acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba has ordered heightened security.
The IGP has approved the deployment of Police officers and other operational assets of the Police Force to ensure security even beyond the Sallah holiday.
CP Frank Mba the Force Public Relations Officer disclosed this in a statement which was released on Wednesday, adding that the IGP’s order was contained in a directive to Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs), Commissioners of Police (CPs) and other strategic commanders of the Force.
He explained that the order was part of efforts by the police leadership toward stabilising security, improving public safety and making the country a safer place for all citizens.
Stressing that the security of the country is threatened, the police boss promised that these challenges are not beyond control.
The Citizens are assure that the Police Force under his new leadership vision is already carrying out new, improved, tailored-to-suit and robust security solutions targeted at tackling crimes and neutralizing both existing and emerging security threats in the country.
“The IGP, while restating his belief that the nation will soon overcome its security challenges, further noted that the Force is equally upscaling its collaboration with the military and other law enforcement agencies in both intelligence sharing and other target-oriented missions and operations,” the statement partly read.
“He enjoined citizens to support the Police to stage a common front in tackling the challenges. The IGP reminded the citizens of the newly introduced Phase-4 National Response on COVID-19 Health Protection Regulation and called for voluntary compliance with the protocols.”
Commissioners of Police in all the States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) were also directed to ensure the full enforcement of the orders. He warned that the Police officers deployed for such enforcement must do accordingly with the heights of professionalism while exhibiting compassion, decorum, and due respect for the fundamental rights of the people.
The IGP, congratulated all Muslim faithful in the country as they join the Muslim Ummah across the globe to mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitr. He did this on behalf of the entire officers of the Nigeria Police Force. The IGP encouraged them to take to heart the virtues and teachings of Ramadan in their daily endeavours and admonished all Nigerians to take in the spirit of obedience to the laws of the land and the pursuit of the common good of their neighbours.
CP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER