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Police Games: IG orders adequate security in PH

01 March 2013, 16:04

Abuja - The Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, has ordered the provision of adequate security in Port Harcourt, ahead of the March 3 – March 9 Police Games in the city.

The order is contained in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja by CSP Frank Mba, the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer.

The said the IG ordered the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Zone 6 and the Commissioner of Police in Rivers to take charge of security in the city throughout the period of the games.

It added that the arrangements should cover all athletes, officials and invited guests, hotels, camping and training grounds, as well as event centres.

It noted that Police Mobile Force units from neighbouring state commands had already been drafted and deployed to strategic areas of the city to enhance security.

``These respective units are joined by Intelligence Operatives from Force Headquarters zones five and six and neighbouring state police command.

``These arrangements are in addition to strategic plans already put in place by the Police Command in Rivers.

It directed the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Air-wing to deploy police helicopters for aerial patrols to assist ground troops to effectively secure Port Harcourt and its environs.

``Equally, the Force Marine official has been directed to ensure effective patrol of all waterfronts around Port Harcourt by Marine Police patrol boats to further beef up security.’’

The IG charged personnel involved in ensuring security during the games to be friendly with the public before, during and after the games.

The 10th Biennial Police Games is taking place between March 3 and March 9.



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