Leadership (Abuja)

25 October 2012

Nigeria: Sallah - IGP Orders Tight Security in Worship Places

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar, has ordered Assistant Inspectors General (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police in charge of zonal and state commands to ensure that places of worship and recreation were given top security coverage.

Abubakar gave the order in his Sallah message made available to LEADERSHIP. In it, he directed the AIGs and CPs to provide a round-the-clock security for all worship places, recreation spots as well as government installations.

"To ensure a peaceful and incident-free Sallah celebration, the IGP has directed all Zonal AIGs and State Command Commissioners of Police to take adequate measures to ensure the provision of water-tight security across the country before, during and after the celebration.

"CPs have been directed to personally, ensure that key and vulnerable points, all places of worship, recreation centres, resorts and other public places are adequately and effectively protected, to enable worshippers and the general public enjoy maximum fulfillment," the IG said.

The IG who urged officers to render assistance to distressed travellers, warned those deployed during the period, to ensure that they comport themselves within the confines of the law. This was even as he enjoined them to be firm but polite, in the discharge of their duties.

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