Enforce inter-state movement restriction order, observe human right, IGP tells AIGs, CPs

By Hassan Zaggi

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has directed the zonal Assistant Inspector Generals of Police (AIG) and Command Commissioners of Police (CPs), strictly enforce the presidential order on restriction of inter-state movement as part of measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

IGP Adamu gave the order at a virtual conference with top police management including Deputy Inspector Generals of Police (DIGs), Assistant Inspector Generals of Police (AIGs) and Command Commissioners of Police (CPs), on Tuesday.

The IGP also expressed concern over reports bordering on human rights infractions between the public and personnel of the Force.

He, therefore, called for mutual respect between the public and members of the Force and charged the Strategic Managers to place more premium on the supervision of police personnel under their watch.

In a statement signed by the Force Spokesman, Frank Mba, the IGP charge the AIGs and CP to rejig their security architecture to forestall attacks and keep communities around the country safe.

The statement further said: “The conference availed the Force leadership the opportunity to engage the strategic managers, assess the security situation in the country, review operational strategies and take decisive measures aimed at evolving customized security solutions to cope with crime trends and other security challenges relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The IGP, while evaluating security reports from various States Commands, charged the Commissioners of Police particularly in States with recent incidents of attacks on communities, to rejig their security architecture to forestall further attacks and keep the communities safe and secure for the citizenry.”

The virtual conference is the first by the Nigeria Police Force since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

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