IGP Orders Tight Security At Easter


As Nigerian Christians join their counterparts in other parts of the world to mark Easter in commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Solomon Arase, has directed all zonal and state commands to beef up security around worship centres, recreational areas and places with high concentration of people to ensure safety.

A statement issued, yesterday in Abuja by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) Olabisi Kolawole said Arase “directed all zonal (Assistant Inspectors General) AIGs and state Command Commissioners of Police (CPs) to take all necessary measures towards ensuring the provision of adequate security for worshippers, travellers, picnickers and all citizens across the country before, during and after the festive season.

“Command Commissioners of Police are to personally ensure that all key and vulnerable points within their jurisdictions, including places of worship, recreation centres, motor parks, highways, financial institutions and all places of public resort are adequately and effectively protected.”

Arase also advised operators of motor parks, shopping malls and recreational centres to work very closely with the police and other security agencies as they strive to strengthen general security in their respective facilities.


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