Sallah: IGP Orders AIGs, CPs To Ensure ‘Water-Tight Security’ Across Nigeria

Inspector-General-of-Police-Mr.-Mohammed-AbubakarThe Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, has ordered officers in charge of zonal and state commands to take measures to ensure “water-tight security’’ before, during and after Sallah celebration.

The order is contained in the IGP’s goodwill message to Muslims which was made available to journalists on Wednesday in Abuja.

Abubakar directed Assistant Inspectors-General of Police in charge of the 12 zonal commands to ensure increased surveillance, patrol and tactical police presence on the highways and places of worship.

According to him, such surveillance and high police presence should be extended to recreation parks, strategic and other vulnerable areas.

The IGP also directed the commissioners of police in charge of states to adequately deploy personnel to guarantee free flow of traffic and safe passage of travelers through their domains.

“Highway patrol teams working in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies are equally directed to take adequate measures in preventing road accidents and rendering assistance to travelers, particularly those in distress,’’ the News Agency of Nigeria quoted the IGP as saying in the message.

Abubakar congratulated all Muslims who participated in the Ramadan fasting, and prayed for the peace and security of the country.

He urged them to imbibe the principles and teachings of Prophet Muhammed.

He assured Nigerians of adequate security throughout the celebration, adding that the police were working round the clock to ensure that. (NAN)