EID-EL-KABIR: IGP Egbetokun Reaffirms Commitment To Public Safety, Security

…..As IGP Extends Warm Wishes for a Happy, Peaceful Sallah to Muslim Umma

….Orders Enhanced Deployment Of Personnel, Resources

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode EGbetokun has assured the general public of the Nigeria Police Force’s sustained efforts in tackling crimes and enhancing public safety and security nationwide.

According to a press release on Saturday, 15th June 2024 signed by the Force PRO, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said that this assurance comes as the IGP directed Commissioners of Police in all the States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), along with their supervisory Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs), to strategically configure the security architecture in their Areas of Responsibility (AoR) for robust and responsive policing ahead of the 2024 Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.

“The IGP has mandated Zonal AIGs and State Command CPs to deploy human and operational assets to conduct confidence-building and crime prevention patrols on major highways, in residential and industrial areas, at vulnerable points, places of worship, other public recreational places, and around all critical national infrastructure. These operations are to be conducted professionally, without harassment or extortion, ensuring respect for the fundamental rights of citizens. Personnel deployed must perform their duties with discipline, professionalism, decorum, and alertness.

“The IGP extends his warmest wishes to all Muslim Umma as they celebrate Eid-el-Kabir praying the festive season brings peace, joy, and prosperity to all while assuring of the commitment of the Force to ensuring that everyone celebrates in a safe and secure environment. He also emphasizes that the Force would harness all available assets, including collaborating with relevant groups, associations, and sectors, and synergizing with other security agencies to enhance service delivery and stabilize general security within the nation, Adejobi said.

“The Inspector General of Police equally advises the public to adhere to all security advisories and traffic regulations during the celebrations to avoid any incidents that may mar the festive mood and urges citizens to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the nearest police station or contact police emergency lines on 08031230631, 09133333785, 09133333786, via mail at pressforabuja@police.gov.ng, or social media on X @PoliceNG, FB @ngpolice, and IG @nigeriapoliceforce.

“The IGP wishes all Muslims a happy and peaceful Sallah celebration.

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