- IGP Adamu on Tuesday, May 19, held a first virtual conference with strategic managers of the force
- Adamu also ordered strict enforcement of inter-state movement restriction orders
- The police boss also charged the commissioners of police particularly in states with recent incidents of attacks on communities to rejig their security architecture
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Muhammadu Adamu, has ordered strict enforcement of the national curfew and inter-state movement restriction directives emplaced by the federal government as part of measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
Legit.ng reports that the IGP gave this directive to the zonal Assistant-Inspectors General (AIGs) of police and state commissioners of police during a virtual conference held on Tuesday, May 19.
The Force public relations officers, DCP Frank Mba, made this known in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, May 19.
He said the conference availed the Force leadership the opportunity to engage the strategic managers, assess the security situation in the country, review operational strategies and take decisive measures aimed at evolving customized security solutions to cope with crime trends and other security challenges relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The IGP also expressed concerns over reports bordering on human rights infractions between the public and personnel of the Force.
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The virtual conference is the first by the Nigeria Police Force since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the IGP launched a feeding programme in the Nigerian Police Force called the community sensitisation campaign and palliative support program against COVID-19.
IGP Adamu said that the line between abject poverty and crime is a blurry one as he praised the female officers for the solution-proffering initiative, saying they are “worthy ambassadors of the force.”
In another report, the Kaduna government said it realised the sum of N1.9 million within two days from violators of the lockdown order imposed on the state to curtail the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
The state government, through the Ministry of Justice, said 605 culprits were convicted between Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8, for violating the lockdown order in the state.
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