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

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•Charges officers on apt intelligence, visibility, professionalism

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered 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 celebration and beyond.

Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the IGP equally ordered that adequate priority be accorded to Eid prayer grounds, highways, recreational centres, financial institutions, especially ATM and POS points, to safeguard religious celebrations and financial transactions during the festive period.

The IGP’s order to Strategic Police Managers at various levels is predicated on the need to maintain a more secured public and social space for the celebration.

He further directed that all men deployed must be properly briefed and adequately supervised to ensure they maintain high level of proactiveness, visibility patrols and professionalism in the discharge of policing services to all and sundry.

The IGP equally tasked all State Commissioners of Police and their supervisory Assistant Inspectors-General of Police to ensure that crime and criminality is put in check and brought to its lowest ebb for a hitch free celebration.

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

He admonishes them to practicalise 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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