Police Inspector General Mohammed Adamu has ordered 24-hour security arrangements and high-visibility patrols in all states of the Federation and the federal capital (FCT), ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations.
The IGP has instructed all Assistant Inspector General of Police and Police Commissioners in charge of zone and state commands across the country to ensure a peaceful celebration.
This is known in a statement signed by Strength spokesman Frank Mba on Thursday, December 24.
The IGP has equally instructed strategic officers to ensure the deployment of intelligence and other operational forces, especially on major highways, airports, railway stations, recreation centers, motor parks, places of worship, financial institutions, among others.
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They should also ensure that staff engaged are adequately supervised to maximize professionalism in the performance of their duties. He warned that acts bordering on indiscipline, extortion and intimidation of passengers and other road users would not be approved.
The IGP has also instructed Nigerians to take precautions to reduce exposure to security risks and the devastating COVID-19 pandemic and to adhere to COVID-19 prevention regulations.
He advised Nigerians to “avoid night travel, speeding, reloading, stopping on lonely highways and unnecessary boasting of personal information / wealth on social media.”