The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu has congratulated Nigerians on the nation’s 60th independence anniversary, enjoined citizens and residents to continue their support to the police and other security agencies in their efforts at ensuring peaceful coexistence, public safety, public order and public security.
Penpushing reports Adamu stated this in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba on Wednesday, adding that he (Adamu) has ordered increased surveillance and security deployments across the country.
The statement said this was to forestall any breach of the peace and ensure hitch-free celebrations on the occasion which takes place on Thursday, 1st October, 2020 in all the States of the Federation and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Penpushing further reports that, Adamu enjoined citizens to go about the celebrations without any fear or apprehension noting that the Commissioners of Police and their supervisory Assistant Inspectors-General of Police have been directed to ensure the safety and security of the public space in their various Areas of Responsibilities (AOR).
‘The Strategic Officers will strengthen the visibility policing structure and carry-out confidence building patrols particularly around residential areas, major highways and Government/Private infrastructure to prevent/arrest any untoward situation’, the statement reads.