The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has charged Commissioners of Police, CPs, in all the States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and their supervisory Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs), to beef-up security ahead of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
He said this is to prevent any untoward situation in their Areas of Responsibility (AoR) throughout the Eid-el-Kabir season and beyond.
The IGP gave the charge, while assuring the nation of sustained efforts by the Force in fighting crime and criminality and improving public safety and security across the country.
The Police Chief particularly directed the Zonal AIGs and State Command CPs to put in place all necessary security measures to ensure a secure, peaceful and incident-free celebration.
He further said that they are to, among other things, deploy human and other operational assets to carry out confidence building and crime prevention patrols on major highways, residential and industrial areas, vulnerable points, places of worship, other places of public resort and around all critical national infrastructure.
He equally warned that personnel deployed must be professional and mindful of the fundamental rights of the citizens, and discharge their responsibilities with all sense of decorum and alertness.
While congratulating the Muslim faithful in the country on the occasion of the year 2021 Eid-el-Kabir celebration, IGP Baba reiterated the Force’s committment to continue to improve on the recent gains achieved in stabilizing security order in parts of the country, protecting lives and property of citizens, and denying space for crimes and criminality to thrive in and around the country.
He further enjoined citizens to celebrate and enjoy the beauty of the Eid-el-Kabir, while remaining security conscious and compliant with the COVID-19 prevention protocols.
The IGP wished all Muslims a happy and peaceful Sallah celebration.