IGP deploys additional manpower, assets, allays fears of residents, over insecurity,

IGP allays fears of residents, deploys additional manpower, assets

According to a statement released by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Oluwamuyiwa Adejobi, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has allayed residents’ fears about recent perceived security threats by ordering a massive deployment of additional police operatives and operational assets within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its environs to solidify the security and protection of lives and property of its residents, critical national assets, and vulnerable facilities as well as road users plying routes in and around the FCT.

The charge was made by the IGP during a meeting of the Force Management Team at his office on Monday, August 1st, 2020, while receiving general security updates on the country. He has also charged the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Department of Operations, DIG Bala Zama Senchi, with supervising and managing the deployment to ensure maximum security in the FCT and surrounding states where there is a high risk of attacks resonating from the threats being speculated in the news, as the Force does not and will never handle any information with kid gloves.

Part of the statement reads “The IGP however cautioned members of the public, especially citizen-journalists, on the dangers of spreading false alarms, misinformation, and disinformation as they could be detrimental and counter-productive to national security.

“In the same vein, the Inspector-General of Police has assured Nigerians in general, and residents of the FCT in particular, of their safety and security, while urging them to go about their lawful duties without fear of attacks. He equally reiterated the firm determination of the Police leadership to continue to explore avenues to enhance the security architecture in the country, through intelligence gathering, operational deployments and application of cutting-edge technology to decimate the activities of criminal elements across the country.”

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