Independence day: IGP heightens security, deploys policemen

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered increased surveillance and security deployments across the country ahead of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary of the country.

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

Mba said the order was to forestall any breach of peace and ensure hitch free independence celebration on Oct. 1.

He, however, enjoined citizens to go about the celebration without any fear or apprehension.

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Mba added that the Commissioners of Police (CPs) and their supervisory Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) were also directed to ensure the safety and security of the public space during the celebration.

He added that the Strategic Officers would strengthen the visibility policing structure and carry out confidence building patrols.

The FPRO noted that the patrol would cover residential areas, major highways and Government/Private infrastructure to prevent and arrest any untoward situation.

“The IG, on behalf of the Management Team and the entire personnel of the Nigeria Police Force, congratulates President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians on the nation’s Diamond Jubilee Anniversary,” the statement added.

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