Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu on Thursday it announced new instructions and security measures aimed at peaceful Christmas and New Year celebrations by Nigerians.
In a statement in which it publicly announced the instructions, IGP said, among other things, that the citizens of the country should not brag about their personal wealth on social networks.
The police chief also instructed the operatives to provide coverage for Nigerians on the main highways, airports, railway stations, recreation centers, motor parks, places of worship, financial institutions, etc. To ensure juletid celebrations without crime.
In light of the growing number of coronavirus infections in Nigeria, the IGP has also urged citizens to adhere to all COVID-19 guidelines and guidelines while celebrating the Christmas and New Year seasons.
Police personnel deployed on patrol or other duties during this period were also warned of indiscipline, intimidation of citizens and other vices, with a warning that all defaulters would be treated accordingly.
The complete statement reads: “The Inspector General of Police, IGP MA Adam, NPM, mni, ordered a continuous security arrangement and proactive high visibility patrols in all states of the Federation and the federal capital (FCT), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on the eve 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.”
“The IGP has equally instructed strategic officers to ensure the mass deployment of intelligence and other operational means of force, especially on major highways, airports, railway stations, recreation centers, motor parks, places of worship, financial institutions, etc.”
“They should also ensure that deployed personnel are adequately supervised for the sake of ultimate 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. “
“Congratulating Christians in the country as they join other believers around the world in celebrating the symbolic anniversary of the birth of Christ, the IGP expressed deep gratitude to all Nigerians for supporting the police and other security agencies in the fight against crime in the country. He assured the improvement of the provision of police services and security in general in the coming year 2021. “
“Meanwhile, the IGP has instructed Nigerians to take precautionary measures to reduce exposure to security risks and the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. He stressed that citizens should avoid night travel, speeding, congestion, stopping on lonely highways and unnecessary boasting of personal information / wealth on social networks. Citizens are also ordered to voluntarily adhere to COVID-19 prevention regulations and protocols to prevent further spread of the virus. “
“The IGP, on behalf of the entire Force officers, wishes the Nigerians in advance a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.”
Earlier, the federal government of Nigeria declared Friday, December 25 and Monday, December 28, 2020 public holidays to celebrate Christmas 2020 and Boxing Day.
The Government in a statement on Wednesday by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Interior, Dr. Shuaib ML Belgore on behalf of the Minister of the Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola also declared Friday, January 1, 2021 a national New Year’s holiday, Naija News reports.
Source: Naija News