By Aiyeku Timothy
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered tight security arrangements and proactive high visibility patrols across the country ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
The IGP made this known in a release on Thursday, titled “2020 Christmas and New Year Festivities: IGP orders 24/7 water tight security nationwide.”
All the Assistant Inspector-General of Police and Commissioners of Police in charge of zonal and state commands nationwide were therefore charged with the responsibility of ensuring a peaceful celebration.
Major highways, airports, railway stations, recreational centres, motor – parks, places of worship, financial institutions, amongst others are the strategic places the men of the Nigerian Police have been directed to put under check.
The IGP, in the release, also congratulated “Christians in the country as they join other Faithfuls across the globe to celebrate the symbolic anniversary of the Birth of Christ,” as he hailed Nigerians for their support to the Police and other security agencies in the fight against crimes in the country while assuring of improved police service delivery and security generally in the incoming year, 2021.
Mohammed called for utmost professionalism in discharging the duty and warned against acts of indiscipline, extortion, and intimidation of travellers and other road users.
He advised Nigerians to take precautionary measures to reduce exposure to security risks and the ravaging COVID-19 during the festive period.