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Police pledge tight security for festive season

22 December 2014, 20:52

Abuja -  The Nigerian Police have assured they had put in place operational strategies to enhance security provision during this year’s Christmas holidays and beyond.

Emmanuel Ojukwu, Force Public Relations Officer, said the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba directed all Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Commissioners of Police in charge of State Commands to put in place extended police visibility and patrols, taking into consideration the peculiar security situation, in order to protect the citizens as they celebrate the Christmas and new year season.

“The various striking units of the Force, viz Police Mobile Force, Special Protection Unit, Counter Terrorism Unit, Explosive Ordinance Department, Dog Section, Mounted Troop have also been deployed as part of the water-tight security measures. The Police Airwing will carry out air surveillance patrols while the Marine Police will ensure a sustained patrol of all water ways,” Ojukwu said.

He added that the Inspector-General of Police heartily rejoiced with Christians nationwide as they join the Christendom in celebrating this year’s Christmas and enjoined them to practice the virtues of Jesus Christ by propagating peace, demonstrating love and forgiveness.

Ojukwu said IGP also rejoiced with all police officers as he wished them and their supportive families a joyful Christmas.

He thanked all officers for their tireless and selfless service to the nation.

Meanwhile, operators of public places were further advised to be vigilant and ensure they properly screened all visitors and users of their facilities during this yuletide celebration.

“Members of the public are also urged to report any suspicious movement in their areas to the police,” said Ojukwu in a statement.

- CAJ News


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