Just as Muslims across the country are gearing up to celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Fitr, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has ordered a nationwide deployment of Police officers and other operational assets of the Nigeria Police Force in an attempt to improve public safety as well as secure the lives and properties of the citizens.
According to a Press Release by the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, CRIMECHANNELS learnt the order was contained in a directive to Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG’s), Commissioners of Police (CPs) and other strategic Commanders of the NPF.
Part of the statement reads,” The IGP who noted that the nation’s security ecosystem is challenged, however assured, that these challenges are not insurmountable. He reassured the citizens that the Force under his new policing 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.”
“The IGP, while restating his belief that the nation will soon overcome its security challenges, further noted that the Force is equally upscaling its collaboration with the military and other law enforcement agencies in both intelligence sharing and other target-oriented missions and operations. He enjoined citizens to support the Police to stage a common front in tackling the challenges.”
“In addition, the IGP reminded the citizens of the newly introduced Phase-4 National Response on COVID-19 Health Protection Regulation and called for voluntary compliance with the protocols. He equally directed Commissioners of Police in all the States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to ensure full enforcement of the Protocols.”
“He however warned that Police officers deployed for such enforcement must do so with utmost professionalism, while exhibiting compassion, decorum and due respect for the fundamental rights of the citizens.”
Meanwhile, Usman Alkaki on behalf of the entire officers of the Nigeria Police Force, congratulated all Muslim faithful in the country as they join the Muslim Ummah across the globe to mark 2021 Eid-el-Fitr.
He urged them to internalize the virtues and teachings of Ramadan in their day-to-day endeavours and admonished all Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of obedience to the laws of the land and the pursuit of common good.