By monday Ijeh
Mba said the order was in line with the force’s commitment to ensure crime-free Easter celebrations across the country.
He called on all State Police Commissioners (PCs) and their Deputy Inspectors General of Police (AIG) to ensure full security of all public spaces and essential national property.
Adamu said the deployment would involve both covert and manifest agents, as well as other operational assets in areas of security interest in PCs and AIGs areas of responsibility (AoRs).
“They must also ensure that trusted, proactive, high-visibility patrols are carried out along highways, car parks, train stations, airports, places of worship, banks and other financial institutions.
“Adequate measures must also be taken to create a peaceful environment, free from crime and conducive to the development of religious, cultural and socio-economic activities,” he said.
The IG also requested the CPs and their supervisory AIGs to ensure adequate supervision of the men assigned to these assignments.
According to him, they must be professional and courteous to law-abiding citizens, but firm and ruthless to criminals.
“To this end, the IG surveillance unit and the X-Squad have received marching orders to monitor and control the activities of the police officers who monitor the highways.
“This is to ensure respect for citizens’ rights and operational compliance with the Force’s standard operating procedures (SOP) and rules of engagement (RoE),” he added.
The IG commended Nigerians, in particular, the Christian community for the commemoration of the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
He commended Nigerians for their support and called for continued cooperation with the Nigerian police and other security agencies in providing timely information that would aid in the prevention and detection of crime.
Adamu pledged that the police would continue to do everything in their power to ensure the safety and security of Nigerians. (NOPE)
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