IG Orders AIGS, CPs To Beef

| December 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Inspector General of Police Mohammed Abubakar, on Sunday ordered a water-tight 24-hour security for all government installations and strategic facilities nationwide throughout the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Abubakar, who gave the order in his Christmas message, directed Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police in charge of the 12 Zonal, 36 state Commands and the FCT to personally take charge of the security.

He said that they should ensure that other vulnerable points including financial houses, shopping malls, motor parks, places of worship and recreation centres were adequately protected before, during and after the celebrations.

According to him, the measure is to ensure a crime-free Christmas and enable holiday makers, worshippers and the general public carry out their activities.

“In addition, Commanders of Police Highway Patrol Teams have been directed to ensure that motorised patrols on our highways targeted at crime and accident prevention are intensified to ensure a safe, secure and peaceful celebration.

“Police men deployed on our highways have also been directed to render necessary assistance to travellers and road users, especially accident victims and those who may suffer vehicular break down,’’ he said.

He warned highway patrol officers to comport themselves and act within the confines of the law and be firm.

Abubakar, however, enjoined them to be polite, civil and professional, and respect the fundamental rights of the citizens at all times.

He felicitated with Christians on the Christmas and noted that its significance was the birth of Jesus Christ.

The police boss therefore urged them to emulate and imbibe the worthy virtues and teachings of Christ, and be open-minded to issues of peace, forgiveness and harmonious coexistence.

He also urged Nigerians to appreciate and respect the diversities of the nation, and leverage on same as source of strength for national development.

 Abubakar, thanked them for cooperating with police in 2012 in the face of the daunting security challenges and solicited for further cooperation, saying that with all hands on deck the challenges would be overcome.

Meanwhile, the police have announced the sudden death of Mr Muktari Ibrahim, the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 6 (Cross Rivers, Ebonyi and Akwa Ibom states).

A statement announcing the death on Sunday, said that late Ibrahim, aged 55, died at the University Teaching Hospital, Calabar, on Saturday after a brief illness.

“Late AIG Muktari Ibrahim will be buried today (Sunday) in Kano, his hometown, according to Islamic rites,’’ it said. (NAN)

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