IG orders 24-hour security for worship centres during Sallah

Channels Television  
Updated October 25, 2012

Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has ordered all Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Commissioners of Police at the state commands to provide 24-hour water-tight security across the country before, during and after the Sallah celebration.”

In a statement by the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, in Abuja on Wednesday, Abubakar directed all Commanders of Police Highway Patrol Teams  to ensure that motorised patrols on highways targeted at crime and accident prevention, are intensified to ensure a safe, secure and peaceful celebration.

“Policemen deployed on our highways have also been directed to render necessary assistance to travelers and road users, especially accident victims and those who might have suffered vehicular break down,” he added.

The IG further directed the CPs to personally ensure that key and vulnerable points, all places of worship, recreation centers, resorts and other public places are adequately and effectively protected, to enable worshipers and the general public to enjoy the Eid-el Kabir celebration.

Abubakar warned officers who would be deployed during the period, to ensure that they conduct themselves within the confines of the law.

“They must be firm but polite, civil and professional in the discharge of their assigned roles, giving due regard and respect to the fundamental human rights of citizens at all times,” he said.