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Easter: IGP orders AIGs, CPs to beef up security nationwide

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Tasks Christians to be Christ-like

Nosa Enobhayisobo

As part of measures to ensure a peaceful and incident- free Easter Celebration, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the deployment of adequate security agents to strategic locations across the country.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Force public relations Officer, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Frank Mba on Thursday.

Mba explained that the IGP has directed Assistant Inspector Generals of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) in Zonal and State Commands across the country to deploy adequate intelligence, human and operational assets of the Force.

Mba added that the deployment is to ensure intensified routine patrols and protection of vulnerable points within their jurisdictions, including major highways,places of worship, residential areas, recreation centres, motor parks, financial institutions, Government/Private Infrastructures and all places of public resort.

“They are also directed to ensure that their officers and men conduct themselves in most professional manner in line with extant laws and standard best practices before, during and after the festival.” Mba stated.

The Force spokesperson further informed that IGP has tasked Christians nationwide to emulate and adopt the selfless lifestyle of Christ as they join other Christians around the globe to celebrate the remembrance of the victorious death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as price for the redemption of mankind.

He said the IGP sues for peaceful co-existence among Nigerians irrespective of their religious, political and socio-cultural leaning in consonance with the principles and teachings of Christ. 

According to the statement, the OGP while wishing Nigerians a happy, fruitful and hitch-free Easter Celebration, enjoined Christians to be security conscious and continue to provide the Force with useful information that will assist to effectively track down criminal elements in our society.

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