The Acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, has assured Nigerians of sustained efforts by the Force to tackle crimes and improve public safety across the country during and after the Eid el Kabir celebration.
This is contained in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi in Abuja.
According to the statement, the IGP gave the assurance while charging Commissioners of Police in all the States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory and their supervisory Assistant Inspectors-General of Police to configure the security architecture in their Areas of Responsibility for robust and responsive policing to ensure adequate security for the citizenry throughout the festivities and beyond.
The Statement notes that the IGP particularly directed the Zonal Assistant Inspector Generals and State Command CPs to deploy human and other operational assets to carry out confidence building and crime prevention patrols on major highways, residential and industrial areas, vulnerable points, places of worship, other places of public and around all critical national infrastructure devoid of harassment and extortion.
The Police Boss equally warns that personnel deployed must be disciplined, professional, respect the fundamental rights of the citizens, and fulfill their responsibilities with all sense of decorum and alertness.
The Inspector-General of Police, while congratulating Muslim Faithfuls in the country on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration, restates that the Force would harness all available assets including relevant groups, associations, sectors, and synergize with other security agencies to boost its service delivery and stabilise general security within the nation.
PR/Edited By Aisha Adesanya
Written by: Bukky Alabi