Leadership (Abuja)

16 August 2012

Nigeria: Sallah - IG Orders 24-Hour Security for Govt Installations, Vulnerable Targets

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The Inspector General of Police (IG), Mr Mohammed Abubakar, has directed the police to provide adequate security for government installations and vulnerable targets during Sallah celebration.

The directive is contained in the IG's Sallah message in Abuja on Thursday.

Abubakar directed Assistant Inspectors General of Police in charge of the zonal commands and commissioners of police across the states to ensure "water-tight" security before, during and after the celebration.

"All Zonal AIGs and CPs have been advised to ensure the provision of 24-hour security around all government installations, facilities and other related vulnerable targets.

"Commissioners of Police are particularly mandated to personally ensure that all places of worship, recreation centres, resorts and other public places are adequately and effectively protected.

"Officers and men are to be deployed to ensure that the highways are effectively covered with motorised patrol teams," he said.

He said the measure was to enable worshippers and the public carry out their obligations and enjoy the celebration.

The inspector-general warned officers that would be involved in the security arrangement during the period to be firm but polite, civil and respect human rights.

Abubakar also warned miscreants and mischief makers to desist from disturbing the peace, adding that the police would bring law breakers to book.

He advised the public to promptly report suspected criminal activities and plans to the police and other security agencies for immediate action. NAN

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