The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has assured Nigerians of adequate security before, during and after the Eid-el-Kabir festival by ordering round-the-clock security watch in Nigeria.
Adamu in a statement by DCP Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer, directed all assistant inspectors-general of police (AIGs) and commissioners of police (CPs) to deploy adequate manpower to places of public interest.
Mba said, “As part of measures toward ensuring a peaceful and incident-free Sallah celebration, the IGP has directed all Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) in charge of Zones and State Commands nationwide to deploy adequate operational manpower and equipment to protect all places of public interest, including shopping malls, motor parks, financial institutions, places of worship and recreation centres to enable holidaymakers, worshippers and the general public enjoy optimum safety and security during the season.
“The IGP, in particular, has directed that all State Commissioners of Police including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) should put in place strategic and customized security deployment on major highways straddling their Areas of Responsibilities (AOR) to ensure adequate safety for travelers and other road users.”
The IGP felicitating with the Muslims urged all Nigerians to be security-conscious and “report promptly, every suspicious move by individuals or group to the Police or other relevant security agencies".