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Eid-el-Fitr: IGP Orders Adequate Security, Felicitates Muslims  

…Charges Officers on Apt Intelligence, Visibility, Professionalism

by Isiyaku Ahmed
IGP Alkali

Isiyaku Ahmed

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has ordered a heavy nationwide deployment of Police officers, especially intelligence operatives, traffic officers, and other operational assets of the Force for adequate security ahead of the Eid-el-Fitr celebration and beyond.

This was announced in a statement, Sunday, by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

According to the statement, the IGP equally orders that adequate priority be accorded to Eid prayer grounds, highways, recreational centers, and financial institutions especially ATM and POS points, to safeguard religious celebrations and financial transactions during the festive period.

The IGP’s order to Strategic Police Managers at various levels is predicated on the need to maintain a more secure public and social space for the celebration. He further directs that all men deployed must be properly briefed and adequately supervised to ensure they maintain a high level of proactiveness, visibility patrols, and professionalism in the discharge of policing services to all and sundry.

He equally tasks all State Commissioners of Police and their supervisory Assistant Inspectors-General of Police to ensure that crime and criminality are put in check and brought to their lowest ebb for a hitch-free celebration.

IGP Alkali, on behalf of the Force Management Team, and the entire workforce of the Nigeria Police Force felicitates all Muslim faithful in the country as they join the global Muslim Ummah to mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitr.

He admonishes them to practice the values of empathy, faith, charity, and other salient teachings of Ramadan in their relationship with other members of society.

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