Abuja, Nigeria – Inspector general of police Usman Baba has ordered commands nationwide to tighten security ahead of the 2022 Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
Police spokesman CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
Mr. Baba ordered police commissioners, tactical commanders and their supervisory assistant inspectors general of police (AIGs) to beef up security ahead of the celebration.
He said the order was to prevent bandits’ attacks and other criminal breach in their areas of responsibility (AoR) during the Eid-el-Kabir season.
The police head urged supervisory AIGs and their respective police commissioners to ensure adequate deployment of officers and assets to prevent crimes.
He called on officers and men of the police to engage in critical assessment of threat-prone areas, thorough stop and search, raids on black spots and other anti-crime strategies to sustain the peace and public safety in Nigeria.
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Mr Baba warned that personnel deployed must be professional and mindful of the fundamental rights of the citizens and called on the officers to discharge their responsibilities with all sense of decorum and alertness.
The inspector general congratulated Muslim faithful in the country on the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration and enjoined them to celebrate and enjoy the beauty of the celebration while remaining security-conscious.
He urged the public to report suspicious individuals, movements or activities to the police for prompt intervention and encouraged citizens to cooperate with police operatives and other security agencies on duty at strategic places for the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations nationwide. (NAN)