Independence anniversary: I-G orders AIGs, CPs to lead security operations

 The Inspector-General Police (IGP), Mr Usman Baba, has ordered Assistant Inspectors-General Police (AIGs) and Commissioners Police (CPs) to lead security operations during the 2021 Nigeria’s Independence anniversary.

The Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba, made this known in a statement he issued on Wednesday in Abuja.

The I-G had also directed AIGs and CPs in all the Zonal and State Commands and the FCT to ensure high visibility and confidence-boosting patrols.

He urged to focus the patrol around the venues the celebrations, residential areas and other public resorts, to prevent any infiltration by hostile elements.

Baba pledged the commitment the Nigeria Police to ensure maximum security across the country ahead the Nigeria’s 61 Independence anniversary.

He said the had put in place adequate security measures the citizens and ensure the success all the activities lined up for the celebration.

The I-G said the idea was to prevent any untoward situation throughout the period and beyond.

He congratulated Nigerians on the occasion the anniversary and pledged the unalloyed the Nigeria Police to the sovereignty the country.

Baba also pledged the unflinching commitment the to combat crimes and criminality in the country and ensure the safety the citizenry.

He urged Nigerians to go about the celebrations in the most peaceful and abiding manner.

The I-G called for a new sense of pan-Nigerian spirit, patriotism, love and deliberate efforts by leaders at all levels at de-escalating ethnic tensions and suspicions in the land.

He enjoined the citizenry to continue to cooperate with the Police and other security agencies in the fight against crimes and criminality in the country. (NAN)