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Security tight ahead of Sallah festivities

07 August 2013, 16:42

Abuja -  Nigeria Inspector General of Police (IGP) has tightened security across the country ahead of the Sallah celebration.

The two-day celebration begins on Thursday.

IGP Mohammed Abubakar has directed all Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Command Commissioners of Police to ensure increased security surveillance, patrols and tactical police presence on major highways, places of worship, recreation parks and other sensitive, strategic and vulnerable places within their areas of responsibility.

He has directed state commissioners of police to adequately deploy their personnel to guarantee free-flow of traffic and safe passage for all travelers and other road users.  Highway patrol teams, working in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies, have been directed to take adequate measures in preventing road accidents and rendering assistance to travelers particularly those in distress.

The IGP enjoined the Muslim faithful to celebrate with the reassurance that the police were working to guarantee an all-round security during the period of festivities and thereafter.

“The IGP assures the public especially, worshippers, travelers and all well-meaning citizens that the Nigeria Police will continue to discharge its constitutional responsibility of providing adequate security for all.

He however, advised Nigerians to, at all times be security conscious and report promptly, every suspicious move by individuals or groups to the Police or other relevant security agencies.

The IGP equally used the opportunity provided by the Sallah celebration to convey his goodwill and that of the entire officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force to all Muslims in Nigeria. He congratulates all those who participated in the season’s fasting and prays for the peace, security and good governance of our country,” Frank Mba, Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, stated from Abuja.

He said Abubakar urged all Nigerians to be tolerant and embrace forgiveness, national peace and co-existence during the period.

“The IGP uses the occasion of this holy season to enjoin all Nigerians to cooperate and collaborate with the Police and other sister agencies in the fight against crimes and criminality. The Nigeria Police Force to continue to do all within its capacity, to secure and protect the good people of Nigeria,” added Mba.

 – CAJ News


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