62nd Independence Celebration: IGP Deploys Officers, Assures Of Security
….Calls for Cooperation, Tolerance amongst Nigerians
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has directed the deployment of adequate personnel to protect citizens, and critical national infrastructures, and ensure the success of all activities lined up for the country’s 62nd Independence Anniversary scheduled for Saturday 1st October 2022 all around the nation, and prevent any untoward situation throughout the celebration and beyond.
According to a press release on Friday, 30th September 2022 signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, mnipr, mipra, he said that Strategic Police Managers comprising Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commissioners of Police in all the Zonal and State Commands and the FCT have been directed to ensure high visibility and confidence-boosting patrols around the venues of the celebrations, residential areas and other public places to prevent infiltration by hostile elements and ensure a peaceful celebration.
The Force spokesperson further said that the IGP, while congratulating His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, and Nigerians at large, on the occasion of the 62nd Independence Anniversary celebration, pledged the unalloyed loyalty and dedication of the NPF to safeguard the sovereignty of the country as well as its unflinching commitment to combating crimes and criminality in the country and ensuring the safety of the citizenry.
“The Inspector-General of Polic, therefore,e enjoined citizens to cooperate unflinchingly with officers of the Nigeria Police Force andotherr security agencies, for improved security management at various public gatherings during the Independence celebration.
“The IGP similarly urged all citizens to imbibe the spirit of tolerance amongst each other which is vital in a multi-cultural society like Nigeria.