Eid-el-Kabir: IGP Orders Enhanced Deployment Of Personnel, Resources

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Ahead of the Eid-el- Kabir celebration, the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has directed Commissioners of Police in all the States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, along with their supervisory Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) to strategically configure the security architecture in their Areas of Responsibility for robust and responsive policing.

In a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the IGP mandated Zonal AIGs and State Command CPs to deploy human and operational assets 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.

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

See full statement below:

IGP REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC SAFETY, SECURITY, ORDERS ENHANCED DEPLOYMENT OF PERSONNEL, RESOURCES FOR EID-EL-KABIR

As IGP Extends Warm Wishes for a Happy, Peaceful Sallah to Muslim Umma

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu EGbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, has assured the general public of the Nigeria Police Force’s sustained efforts in tackling crimes and enhancing public safety and security across the country.

This assurance comes as 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 2024 Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.

The IGP has mandated Zonal AIGs and State Command CPs to deploy human and operational assets 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. Personnel deployed are to perform their duties with discipline, professionalism, decorum, and alertness.

The IGP extends his warmest wishes to all Muslim Umma as they celebrate Eid-el-Kabir praying the festive season brings peace, joy, and prosperity to all while assuring of the commitment of the Force to ensuring that everyone celebrates in a safe and secure environment.

He also emphasizes 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 Inspector General of Police equally advises 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 pressforabuja@police.gov.ng, or via social media on X @PoliceNG, FB @ngpolice, and IG @nigeriapoliceforce.

The IGP wishes all Muslims a happy and peaceful Sallah celebration.

ACP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI, mnipr, mipra, fCAI,
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FOR: INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE

15th June, 2024

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