EASTER: IGP ORDERS AIGs and CPs to beef-up security nationwide.
In other to ensure a peaceful and incident-free Easter celebration, the IGP Solomon Arase has directed all Zonal AIGs and State Command Commissioners of Police to take all necessary measures in ensuring the provision of adequate security for worshippers, travellers, picnickers and all citizens across the country before, during and after the festive season.
Also t5he IG said Command Commissioners of Police are to personally ensure that all key and vulnerable points within their jurisdictions, including places of worship, recreation centres, motor parks, highways, financial institutions and all places of public resort are adequately and effectively protected.
While commending Nigerians for their patience, understanding and cooperation with the Police in the fight against crime and criminality, the Inspector-General of Police enjoined them to continue to support the Force with useful information that will effectively assist the Police in tracking down undesirable elements in the society.
He sued for peace from all Nigerians, irrespective of their religious, political and socio-cultural leaning.
The IG also fecilitated with officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, and the entire Christian community in Nigeria, as they join their brethren across the globe, to mark the 2016 Easter celebration.
While urging Nigerians to emulate and adopt the selfless lifestyle of Christ, the IGP enjoins them to be open minded to issues of forgiveness, peace and harmonious co-existence, in consonance with the principles and teachings of Christ, especially, in this trying moment in the history of our dear country.
He equally urges worshippers at Church services to make conscious effort to know fellow members of their congregation, as this will make it easier to know who is a stranger in their midst. He reiterates the need for worshippers to be security alert and report all suspicious characters and observations to the Police.
A statement signed by FPRO, ACP Olabisi Kolawole quoted the IGP advising operators of motor parks, shopping malls and recreational centres to work very closely with the Police and other security agencies as they strive to strengthen general security in their respective facilities.
“IGP Arase wishes, in the spirit of the season, to salute officers and men of the Force for their courage, dedication, tireless and selfless services to Nigerians and the country, especially, in the face of current challenges”.
“He restated the resolve and commitment of the present Police Administration to reposition the Force for greater efficiency, including bargaining for better welfare package and more conducive working conditions” the statement said.
Meanwhile, ahead of the Easter celebrations, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Wilson Inalegwu has ordered a water-tight security at all worship centers, recreational parks and crowd attracting places across the Federal Capital Territory.
The CP issued the directives to Area Commanders and
A statement signed by ASP Anjuguri J. Manzah, Police Public Relations Officer, FCT Police Command said “Divisional Police Officers whom he also tasked to deploy adequately at the aforementioned points to ensure a hitch-free celebration.
To complement the Area Commands and Divisions, CP Wilson Inalegwu has also ordered the strategic deployment of plainclothes and uniformed Police
personnel from the Command Headquarters to man all entry and exit points, and to embark on motorised, foot and static patrol across FCT.
While assuring FCT residents of adequate security during the Easter celebration, the Commissioner of Police FCTenjoins residents to continue to partner with the Command through the provision of timely information on situations that might require prompt Police response.
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