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Police beef up security ahead of handover date

21 May 2015, 14:06

Abuja - The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has ordered commanding officers to beef up security around key and vulnerable installations in their jurisdiction ahead of the May 29 inauguration.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Police Spokesman, Emmanuel Ojukwu, in Abuja on Thursday.

The statement, specifically ordered Zonal AIGs and Commissioners of Police in states, to take steps to protect critical infrastructure like mega filling stations, major hotels, National/State Houses of Assembly, and Eagle Square.

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It stated that this was imperative to ward off possible plans by insurgents to carry out widespread violence and coordinated attacks on those installations and public places ahead of the May 29.

According to the statement, the insurgents plan to undermining the Presidential/Governorship inauguration/ swearing-in ceremonies nationwide.
It, however, stated that the police had perfected strategies to provide security to ensure a hitch-free ceremony.

The statement advised the public to continue to collaborate with the police and other security agencies to stamp out crimes and terror.



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