Eid-el-Fitr: IGP orders adequate security, felicitates Muslim faithful

… charges officers on apt intelligence, visibility, professionalism

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered heavy nationwide deployment of police officers, especially intelligence operatives, traffic officers and other operational assets of the Force for adequate security ahead of the  Eid-el-Fitr celebrations and beyond.

The IGP equally ordered that adequate priority be accorded Eid prayer grounds, highways, recreational centres, financial institutions, especially ATM and POS points, to safeguard religious celebrations and financial transactions during the festive period.

A statement on Sunday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, stated that the police boss’ order to Strategic Police Managers at various levels was predicated on the need to maintain a more secure public and social space for the celebrations.

It said the IGP further directed that all policemen deployed must be properly briefed and adequately supervised to ensure they maintained high level of proactiveness, visibility patrols and professionalism in the discharge of policing services to all and sundry.
The IGP equally challenged all state Commissioners of Police and their supervisory Assistant Inspectors-General of Police to ensure that crime and criminality are put in check and brought to its lowest ebb for a hitchfree celebration.

The Inspector-General of Police, on behalf of the Force Management Team, and the entire workforce of the Nigeria Police Force, also felicitated all Muslim faithful in the country as they join the global Muslim Ummah to mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitr.

He admonished them to put into practice the values of empathy, faith, charity and other salient teachings of Ramadan in their relationship with other members of the society.

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