IGP Adamu

As Nigerians celebrate during the Yuletide, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has directed that water-tight security arrangement and proactive high visibility patrols should be maintained in all the states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
In a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba on Thursday, December 24, 2020, it was said that the IGP gave the order to all Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Commissioners of Police in charge of zonal and state commands nationwide, to ensure a peaceful celebration.
Adamu also directed strategic officers to ensure massive deployment of intelligence and other operational assets of the Force, particularly on major highways, airports, railway stations, recreational centres, vehicle parks, places of worship and financial institutions, among others.
“They are also to ensure that personnel deployed are adequately supervised, for utmost professionalism in the discharge of their duties,” the FPRO quoted the IGP to have stated.
Adamu also warned that acts bordering on indiscipline, extortion and intimidation of travellers and other road users would not be condoned.
“While congratulating Christians in the country as they join other faithful across the globe to celebrate the symbolic anniversary of the birth of Christ, the IGP expressed profound appreciation to all Nigerians for the support they give to the police and other security agencies in the fight against crimes in the country.
He assured on improved police service delivery and security generally in the incoming year, 2021,” DCP Mba said.
Meanwhile, the IGP enjoined Nigerians to take precautionary measures to reduce exposure to security risks and the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.
He stressed that citizens should avoid night travels, over-speeding, over-loading, stopping on lonely highways and unnecessary flaunting of personal details or wealth on social media.
“Citizens are also enjoined to voluntarily adhere to the COVID-19 prevention regulations and protocols, to prevent further spread of the virus’” Adamu advised.

The IGP, on behalf of the entire officers of the Force, wishes Nigerians a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year in advance.

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