The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu has ordered 24 hours water-tight security arrangement and proactive high visibility patrols across the country ahead of the Christmas and New Year Celebrations.
Penpushing reports that, the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba made this known in a statement, adding that the police leadership gave the directives to all Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Commissioners of Police in charge of Zonal and State Commands nationwide to ensure a peaceful celebration.
The Inspector General of Police equally directed the strategic officers to ensure massive deployment of intelligence and other operational assets of the force particularly on major highways, airports, railway stations, recreational centres, motor – parks, places of worship, financial institutions, amongst others.
Penpushing further reports that, the order equally has it that the police chiefs should ensure that personnel deployed are adequately supervised for utmost professionalism in the discharge of their duties.
The Inspector General of Police warned that acts bordering on indiscipline, extortion and intimidation of travelers and other road users will not be condoned, while in the same vein, enjoined Nigerians to take precautionary measures to reduce exposure to security risks and the ravaging coronavirus pandemic.
Penpushing also reports that, Adamu stressed that citizens should avoid night travels, over-speeding, over-loading, stopping on lonely highways and unnecessary flaunting of personal details/wealth on social media.
‘Citizens are also enjoined to voluntarily adhere to the COVID-19 prevention regulations and protocols to prevent further spread of the virus’, the Inspector General of Police emphaised.
The police leadership, while congratulating Christians as they join other faithfuls across the globe to celebrate the symbolic anniversary of the birth of Christ, expressed profound appreciation to Nigerians for their support to the police and other security agencies in the fight against crimes in the country.
Penpushing reports that, he assured improved police service delivery and security generally in the incoming year, 2021,adding that ‘on behalf of the entire officers of the force, wishes Nigerians a merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year in advance’.
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