The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has ordered that police strike units be deployed nationwide, to ensure tight security throughout the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Abba made this known in a statement issued by the Force Spokesman, Emmanuel Ojukwu, yesterday.
He also ordered the police air wing to carry out air surveillance patrols, while the Marine Police should also ensure a sustained patrol of all the water ways.
The IG directed all Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Commissioners of Police in charge of state commands to put in place extended police visibility and patrols during the festive period.
The IG enjoined them to do this taking into consideration the peculiar security situation to enable them protect the citizens as they celebrate.
Abba advised operators of public places such as hotels, viewing and recreation centres to be vigilant and ensure that they properly screen all visitors/users of their facilities during the period.
He also urged members of the public to always report any suspicious movement in their areas to the police.