Eid-El-Kabir: IGP Orders Deployment Of Operational Assets For Safety

By Anne Osemekeh, Abuja

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, has ordered the deployment of human and operational assets to bolster security and crime prevention during the Eid-El-Kabir celebrations.

The directive was contained in a statement issued on Saturday, 15th June 2024, by the Force PRO, Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

The IGP directed Commissioners of Police (CPs) in all the States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), along with their supervisory Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs), to “strategically configure the security architecture in their Areas of Responsibility (AoR) for robust and responsive policing ahead of the sallah celebrations.

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According to the statement, the mandate for the deployment of human and operational assets, given to Zonal AIGs and State command CPs, is to conduct confidence-building and crime prevention patrols on major highways, in residential and industrial areas, at vulnerable points, places of worship, other public recreational places, and around all critical national infrastructure.

“These operations are to be conducted professionally, without harassment or extortion, ensuring respect for the fundamental rights of citizens”, the statement said, adding that personnel deployed are to perform their duties with discipline, professionalism, decorum, and alertness.

While extending warmest wishes to all Muslim Umma as they celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir festivities, IGP Egbetokun gave assurances of the commitment of the Force to ensuring that everyone celebrates in a safe and secure environment.

He emphasized that the Force would harness all available assets, including collaborating with relevant groups, associations, sectors, and synergizing with other security agencies to enhance service delivery and stabilize general security within the nation.

The IGP further advised the public to “adhere to all security advisories and traffic regulations during the celebrations to avoid any incidents that may mar the festive mood, and urges citizens to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the nearest police station or contact police emergency lines on 08031230631, 09133333785, 09133333786, via mail at, or via social media on X @PoliceNG, FB @ngpolice, and IG @nigeriapoliceforce”.

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