August 15, (THEWILL) – Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the deployment of adequate security around schools, hospitals and critical infrastructures across the country.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who made this known in a statement via its Twitter handle on Sunday, said the IGP gave the directive while reviewing the general security situation of the nation “via reports from commands and formations across the country.”
The IGP has equally ordered regular patrols, stop and search, raids, and show of force by tactical commanders to clamp down on pockets of crime and criminality recorded in some states of the federation.
He tasked police officers to prioritise the use of intelligence gathering networks, while charging officers and men of the force to take the fight against crime to the doorsteps of suspected criminal elements with a view to flushing them from their hideouts.
He has equally charged all officers and men to be on the offensive, and take the fight against crime to the doorposts of suspected criminal elements, including bushes and uncompleted buildings, profile them, and charge those found wanting to courts accordingly.
“Against the backdrop of this development, Nigerians are hereby urged to cooperate with the Police, as many police operatives will be seen at strategic areas, routes and communities, in order to suppress the antics and criminal activities of men of the underworld.
“The IGP has, however, warned officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force to be civil, professional and humane in the course of discharging their duties.
“The Inspector-General of Police has, therefore, reiterated his commitment to the protection of lives and properties of well-meaning members of the public by decimating the activities of rogue criminal elements, particularly those who target schools, hospitals, and other critical national infrastructures, in a bid to strike fear into the hearts of good citizens in the country. He has similarly charged police officers to protect with courage and serve with compassion, in line with his administration’s policing theme”, the tweet added.