Eid-El-Fitr: Support police to tackle security challenges, IGP appeals to Nigerians

…Orders water tight security

By Hassan Zaggi

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has called on Nigerians to support the Nigeria Police Force in its efforts in tackling the security challenges currently bedeviling the country.

He, however, reiterated that despite the challenging security situation in the country, his administration is determined to resolve all.

He stated this in a statement signed by Force Spokesman, Frank Mba, in Abuja, Wednesday.

However, in an effort to ensure a hit-free Eid-El-Fitr celebration in all parts of the country, the IGP has ordered Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs), Commissioners of Police (CPs) and other strategic commanders of the Force to ensure what he described as a water tight security.

This directive, according to him, is part of efforts by his administration toward stabilizing security, improving public safety and making the country a safer place for all citizens.

 While noting that the nation’s security ecosystem is challenged,  the IGP, however, assured that these challenges are not insurmountable.

He reassured the citizens that the Force under his new policing vision is already implementing new, improved, tailored-to-suit and robust security solutions aimed at tackling crimes and neutralizing both existing and emerging security threats in the country.

The IGP, while restating his belief that the nation will soon overcome its security challenges, further noted that the Force is equally upscaling its collaboration with the military and other law enforcement agencies in both intelligence sharing and other target-oriented missions and operations.

He enjoined citizens to support the Police to stage a common front in tackling the challenges.     

IGP Baba further reminded the citizens of the newly introduced Phase-4 National Response on COVID-19 Health Protection Regulation and called for voluntary compliance with the protocols.

He equally directed Commissioners of Police in all the States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to ensure full enforcement of the Protocols.

He, however, warned that Police officers deployed for such enforcement must do so with utmost professionalism, while exhibiting compassion, decorum and due respect for the fundamental rights of the citizens.

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