IGP Orders Massive Deployment of Policemen Nationwide Ahead of Eid-el-Fitr Celebration

A statement issued in Abuja by the Force spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, said the operation would cover recreation centres, public places and critical infrastructure and public utilities.

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The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Friday ordered all Deputy Inspector-Generals (IGPs) and Commissioners of Police to deploy large contingents of policemen across the country for the Sallah celebration.

A statement issued in Abuja by the Force spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, said the operation would cover recreation centres, public places and critical infrastructure and public utilities.

He said federal highway patrol teams, Safer Highway Patrol, and anti-crime patrol teams have been deployed to major roads and highways nationwide.

Moshood said police officers are under strict instructions to be civil, polite and firm while carrying out their duties.

He said special police deployments would be made to flash points.

“The Nigeria Police Force is hereby imploring members of the public to cooperate with police personnel deployed in their localities.

“The Inspector-General of Police wishes the Muslim faithfuls and all Nigerians happy Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

“He enjoins them to be security-conscious, vigilant and report any untoward incident or happening observed in their locality to the nearest police station,” he added.


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