IGP orders beefing up of security, gives reason for the action
Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector-General of Police, has ordered a nationwide deployment of police officers and other operational assets of the Force for water-tight security.
IGP Usman disclosed that the security beef up should be ahead of the 2021 Eid-el-Fitr celebration and beyond.
The police boss, who noted that the nation’s security ecosystem is challenged, assured that those challenges were not insurmountable.
In a directive to Assistant Inspectors-General of Police, Commissioners of Police and other strategic commanders of the Force, the IGP said the order was toward stabilizing security, improving public safety and making the country a safer place for all citizens.
He reassured the citizens that the Police under his vision is already implementing new, improved, tailored-to-suit and robust security solutions aimed at tackling crimes and neutralizing both existing and emerging security threats in the country.
Reminding the citizens of the newly introduced Phase-4 National Response on COVID-19 protocol, the IGP directed Commissioners of Police in all the States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to ensure full enforcement of the Protocols.
He, however, warned that Police officers deployed for such enforcement to do so with utmost professionalism, while exhibiting compassion, decorum and due respect for the fundamental rights of the citizens.