By Wale Ishola
THE Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered Commissioners of Police (CPs) across the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as well as their supervisory Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) in the 17 Zonal Commands to revamp the security architecture in their Areas of Responsibility(AOR) ahead of the yuletide.
In a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, on Friday, November 27, 2020, the IGP gave the order during a meeting with strategic police officers (CPs and above) at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
Mba said the IGP directed the officers to ensure optimal deployment to cover all vulnerable areas toward a peaceful Christmas and New Year celebration.
“The IGP notes that the meeting was convened to review the general security situation in the country, particularly in the aftermath of the ENDSARS protest, and deliberate on challenges impinging on effective policing and internal security management concerns in the country,” Mba stated.
He said that Alamu commended the officers for the leadership they provided at the field level during the ENDSARS crisis, and for their roles in guaranteeing a stable security order across the country.
The Honourable Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, who addressed the meeting, assured the Strategic Officers of the Federal Government’s commitment to advancing the interest of the Police and providing adequate logistics to meet the operational needs of the Force, the FPRO disclosed.
The Minister was said to have noted that the ministry, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning et. al, is evolving special funding interventions to aid optimal performances by the police.
“The IGP assures the citizens of the renewed commitment of the Force towards ensuring their safety and security especially as the Christmas season approaches.
“He calls for their continuous understanding, support and encouragement to the police,” the statement read further.