IG Orders Heavy Security For Easter Period Nationwide
Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector-General of Police, has, for the safety of civilians and holiday goers around the country, beefed up security and ordered tight security nationwide to ensure a safe and secure Easter celebration.
In a statement in Abuja on Thursday, Jimoh Moshood, the police spokesman, stated that the IG had ordered Assistant Inspectors-General of Police in charge of zonal commands and Commissioners of Police nationwide to be on the ground to supervise and implement robust security arrangements and oversee massive deployment of police personnel throughout the country for crime prevention and control.
It added that the personnel would be concentrated mainly in places of worship, recreation centres, and other public places and facilities.
“Consistent surveillance, intelligence gathering and continuous raid of criminal hideouts, black spots, flash/vulnerable points are already ongoing and will be sustained throughout the period.
“Vehicular and foot patrols and adequate visibility policing will also be embarked upon to guarantee the safety of lives and property throughout the period,” the police stated.
The force has urged civilians not to hinder the work and to cooperate with the personnel of the Police Highway Teams, the Special Anti-robbery Squads and other police units deployed to prevent crime on the highways and major roads across the country.
In Plateau 900 personnel would be deployed to man the roads during the Easter celebration, according to the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Plateau Patricia Emeordi.
According to her, the command has stationed eight patrol vehicles and two ambulances for emergencies on the roads.
She also urged road users to adhere to traffic rules and regulations, especially when it comes to the overloading of vehicles with goods and passengers, and avoid night journeys and desist from speeding during the period.
Speaking in an interview with journalists in Jos on Thursday evening, the FRSC commander described as criminal the rejection of auto crash victims by hospitals.