The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered heavy nationwide deployment of Police officers for adequate security during the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
Baba directed that all Eid prayer grounds, highways, recreational centres, and financial institutions especially ATM and POS points be heavily guided during the celebration.
In a statement on Sunday by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the IGP particularly ordered the deployment of intelligence operatives, traffic officers and other operational assets of the Force to the listed flashpoints.
The IGP said the order to Strategic Police Managers at various levels is predicated on the need to maintain a more secure public and social space for the celebration.
He further directs that all men deployed must be properly briefed and adequately supervised to ensure they maintain a high level of proactiveness, visibility patrols and professionalism in the discharge of policing services to all and sundry.
The IGP equally tasks all State Commissioners of Police and their supervisory Assistant Inspectors-General of Police to ensure that crime and criminality are put in check and brought to their lowest ebb for a hitch-free celebration.
Baba, on behalf of the Force Management Team, and the entire workforce of the Nigeria Police Force celebrates with all Muslim faithful in the country as they join the global Muslim Ummah to mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitr.
He admonished them to imbibe the values of empathy, faith, charity and other salient teachings of Ramadan in their relationship with other members of the society.