By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Inspector General of Police IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni, has felicitated with Nigerian Muslims faithful throughout the country on the occasion of the 2018 Eid-el- Fitri celebration.
Idris also ordered all the Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commissioners of Police in charge Zones and State Commands nationwide to beef up security and ensure massive deployment of Police personnel to all Eid praying grounds and other venues of celebration throughout the Country, to prevent crime and ensure hitch free celebration.
The IGP who said the operation will cover recreation centres, public places and critical infrastructure and public utilities, gave the directive in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Jimoh Moshood sent to Sundiata Post.
Federal Highway patrol Teams and Anti-Crime patrols have been deployed along major roads and Highways throughout the country for the protection of public highways and major roads to ensure safety of travellers, commuters and other road users.
He also ordered men of the Police Force under strict instruction to be civil, polite and firm in carrying out their duties.
According to the statement, Police visibility patrols and surveillance will be maintained, raiding of criminal hideouts, black spots currently ongoing throughout the country aimed at removing criminal elements from the society will be sustained all through the period of the Eld-el-Fitri celebration and beyond. Special Police deployments will be made to flash/vulnerable points.
“The Nigeria Police Force is hereby imploring members of the public to cooperate with Police personnel deployed in their localities.
He therefore enjoins Nigerians to be security conscious, vigilant and report any untoward incident or happening observed in their locality to the nearest Police station.