Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Abubakar Mohammed Adamu
The Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Mohammed Adamu has tasked Christians to be security conscious as they celebrate Easter.
The IG also directed Assistant Inspector Generals of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) in Zonal and State Commands across the country to deploy their men adequately to vulnerable areas so as to ensure hitch-free celebration.
This is contained in a statement in Abuja on Thursday by the Force Spokesman, DCP Frank Mba.
It reads: “As part of measures to ensure a peaceful and incident- free Easter Celebration, the Inspector General of Police, Ag IGP Mohammed Adamu has directed Assistant Inspector Generals of Police and Commissioners of Police in Zonal and State Commands across the country to deploy adequate intelligence, human and operational assets of the Force 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.
“The IGP also tasked Christians nationwide to emulate 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.”
The IGP, while suing for peaceful co-existence among Nigerians irrespective of their religious, political and socio-cultural leaning in consonance with the principles and teachings of Christ, urged them 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.-Nation