Inspector general of police orders maximum security in schools across Nigeria

The Inspector-General of Police Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the review of police personnel and operational assets deployments to schools and colleges across Nigeria.

Penpushing reports that a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi said the order became necessary to ensure the protection of schools and colleges, particularly boarding schools, tertiary institutions, and its campuses in areas prone to security breaches around the country.

The statement explained that, this directive was issued at the management meeting of the Force Management Team at the Inspector General of Police Conference Hall, Force Headquarters, on Tuesday in Abuja.

Penpushing further reports that, Adejobi said this followed review of the general security in the country including the security of schools and colleges as a result of some isolated incidences reported in some schools.

The police boss equally directed all State Commissioners of Police, Tactical Commanders, as well as their supervising Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs), to explore all available options and think outside the box to boost security in and around schools, colleges, and student-based communities.

Penpushing also reports that, Adejobi added that Baba has equally directed detectives/operatives of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID) and the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) to ensure sustained surveillance and intelligence gathering activities within various school environments while the Police Airwing has been directed to extend its aerial patrols to the six geo-political zones of the country.

The Inspector-General of Police therefore assured that all hands will be on deck to ensure a safe environment for all pupils and students in the various schools and colleges of learning within the country.

Penpushing reports that, the statement emphasized that the police boss reiterated the commitment of his administration to diversifying resources towards sustainable security and safety of all and sundry in Nigeria.

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