Nigeria: IGP Orders Police To Beef-Up Security Nationwide

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The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate beef-up of security in all the states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.

A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, said the IGP’s order came in the face of series of violent protest and unrest by members of the El-Zakzaky group in the FCT.

Meanwhile, the IGP has assured citizens that proactive measures including aerial surveillance will be conducted in major cities to ensure safety and security of lives and property of all Nigerians.

In addition, Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Commissioners of Police nationwide have been mandated to ensure customized security arrangements are put in place in their Area of Responsibilities to checkmate the activities of criminals and any possible threat to public peace.

The IGP further advised protesters to ensure they express their grievances within the ambit of the law so as not to infringe on the constitutional rights of other citizens or cause breach of public peace.

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