- The Nigeria Police Force is rolling out measures to keep the people safe during the festive period
- In light of this, the IG of police gave a strict order for 24/7 water-tight security arrangement
- The details of the arrangement was contained in a press release by the spokesman of the force, Frank Mba
As Nigerians prepare to celebrate Christmas and New Year, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has ordered 24/7 water-tight security arrangement across the country.
Legit.ng gathered that Adamu also ordered proactive high visibility patrols in all the states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
This was released in a statement by the force public relations officer, DCP Frank Mba, on Thursday, December 24, and made available to Legit.ng.
All assistant inspector-general of police and commissioners of police in charge of zonal and state commands have been directed to ensure a peaceful celebration nationwide.
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The IGP equally directed the strategic officers to ensure massive deployment of intelligence and other operational assets of the Force particularly on major highways, airports, railway stations, recreational centres, motor - parks, places of worship, financial institutions, amongst others.
While expressing his appreciation to all Nigerians for their support, Adamu assured that come 2021 the police service delivery and security, in general, would improve.
The IGP enjoined Nigerians to take precautionary measures to reduce exposure to the ravaging COVID-19 and avoid night travels, over-speeding, over-loading, stopping on lonely highways.
The IGP felicitated with Nigerians on this year’s Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigeria Police Force reeled-out safety and precautionary security measures with the Nigerian social space getting more intense due to the arrival of the Yuletide season and preparation for the New Year.
The measures were contained in a tweet by the force on Wednesday, December 23, aimed at helping those planning to travel by land (train and vehicles) and air to keep guard.
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Yuletide period in Nigeria, especially in major cities like Lagos and Abuja, always comes with extreme excitement and anxiety.
In a related development, the federal government has declared Friday, December 25, Monday, December 28, and Friday, January 1, 2021, as public holidays.
The minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement on Wednesday, December 23, said the holidays are to celebrate Christmas, Boxing Day, and New Year.
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