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Sallah Celebration: IG places CPs, personnel in Northeast on alert


As part of security arrangements for Sallah celebration, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris has placed Commissioners of Police and personnel in the North East and other troubled states on red alert.

The IG also ordered massive deployment of Police personnel across the country.

Force Spokesman, Ag. DCP Jimoh Moshood disclosed the directive in a statement in Abuja on Sunday.

The statement reads: “To ensure a hitch free celebration, the IGP has directed the implementation of robust and elaborate security arrangement throughout the country by the Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commissioners of Police in zonal and State Commands Nationwide.

“They are to be on ground to beef up security, carryout massive deployment of Police personnel on Police visibility patrols, crowd controls, and adequate protection and safety at all Eid praying grounds and other venues of celebration in their areas of responsibilities.

“The deployment of additional personnel and crime prevention and detection equipments will be carried out to cover identified and perceived criminal black spots, flash points, abandoned and uncompleted projects sites being used as hideouts by criminal elements to commit crime.”
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The Police also said the ongoing raids operations and removal of suspected criminals will continue throughout the Sallah period and beyond.

The deployment will also cover recreation centres, public places and critical infrastructure and public utilities.

Units deployed to include; Federal Highway patrol Teams, the Safer Highway patrol Units, and Anti-Crime patrols.

The Force said they have been deployed along Highways and major roads throughout the country for the protection and safety of travellers, commuters and other road users during the period and beyond.

“They are under strict instructions to be civil, polite, compassionate and firm in carrying out their duties.

“Intense surveillance/Intelligence gathering will be maintained, special deployment and stop and search duties will be emplaced at all flash/vulnerable points in every state of the Country”.

The Police also urged members of the public, most especially travellers and other roads users to cooperate with Police personnel deployed on the highways and other duty posts.

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