June 15, 2024

Eid-el-Kabir: IGP orders deployment of personnel, assets for enhanced security nationwide

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IGP Kayode Egbetokun

By Kingsley Omonobi

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun has directed Commissioners of Police (CPs) in all the States of the Federation and the FCT, along with their supervisory Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs), to strategically configure the security architecture in their Areas of Responsibility (AoR) for robust and responsive policing ahead of the 2024 Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.

The IGP also mandated Zonal AIGs and State Command CPs to deploy human and operational assets to conduct confidence-building and crime prevention patrols on major highways, in residential and industrial areas.

A statement by Force PRO, ACP Muyiwa Adejobi said Police personnel are also to be deployed at vulnerable points, places of worship, other public recreational places, and around all critical national infrastructure.

“These operations are to be conducted professionally, without harassment or extortion, ensuring respect for the fundamental rights of citizens.

“Personnel deployed are to perform their duties with discipline, professionalism, decorum, and alertness.

“The IGP assured the general public of the Nigeria Police Force’s sustained efforts in tackling crimes and enhancing public safety and security across the country.

“The IGP extends his warmest wishes to all Muslim Umma as they celebrate Eid-el-Kabir praying the festive season brings peace, joy, and prosperity to all.

“He assures of the commitment of the Force to ensuring that everyone celebrates in a safe and secure environment.

“He also emphasizes that the Force would harness all available assets, including collaborating with relevant groups, associations, sectors, and synergizing with other security agencies to enhance service delivery and stabilize general security within the nation.

“The Inspector General of Police equally advises the public to adhere to all security advisories and traffic regulations during the celebrations to avoid any incidents that may mar the festive mood.

“He urges citizens to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the nearest police station or contact police emergency lines on 08031230631, 09133333785, 09133333786, via mail at [email protected], or via social media on X @PoliceNG, FB @ngpolice, and IG @nigeriapoliceforce.

“The IGP wishes all Muslims a happy and peaceful Sallah celebration.”