Abuja - The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar, has called on all Nigerians to join in the fight against
This was disclosed in a press statement Frank Mba, the Force PublicRelations Officer, issued in Abuja on Tuesday, a day after more than 70 people were killed after a bomb blast in Nyanya outside the capital city.
"The IGP encourages all country men and women to supply relevant information to the Police and other security agencies as they are not only bent on tracking down the perpetrators of this heinous crime, but are also taking stronger measures to review current security strategies and strengthen the safety of all parts of the country."
According to Mba, the IGP called for a united fight against the "common enemies of our land."
"He charges the citizenry to shed all political, ethnic, religious or sectional leanings and rally round the national flag at this trying moment of our nationhood, by remaining vigilant and cooperating with the security agencies in their bid to stamp out terrorism."
Mba said the IGP also warned against all forms of divisive, inflammatory and provocative statements capable of heating up the polity and distracting investigations.
Abubakar also appeals to the media to positively deploy their communication tools in order to help in healing the wounds of terrorism
and not to exacerbate them through exaggerated and lopsided negative reportage. He equally advised them to respect the privacy of the victims and exercise restraint in the use of gory and offensive images capable of causing further trauma to the grieving citizens.
Mba said the IGP assured Nigerians that the Police and other security agencies would continue to intensify efforts at ensuring the safety and security of all parts of the country.
"The IGP adds that the present challenge has further strengthened the commitment of the Police to an improved internal security."
- CAJ News