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Independence celebration: IGP orders security deployment, surveillance nationwide

Independence celebration: IGP orders security deployment, surveillance nationwide

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered increased surveillance and security deployments across the country to forestall any breach of the peace and ensure hitch-free celebrations on the occasion of the country’s 60th Independence Day celebration.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Wednesday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, urging the citizens to go about their celebrations without fear.

The celebration will take place on Thursday, 1st October, 2020 in all the states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The IGP assured that the Commissioners of Police and their supervisory Assistant Inspectors-General of Police have been directed to ensure the safety and security of the public space in their various Areas of Responsibilities (AOR).

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“The Strategic Officers will strengthen the visibility policing structure and carry-out confidence building patrols particularly around residential areas, major highways and Government/Private infrastructure to prevent/arrest any untoward situation,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the IGP, on behalf of the Management Team and the entire personnel of the Nigeria Police Force, congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians at large, on the nation’s Diamond Jubilee Anniversary.

He enjoined Nigerians to continue their support to the Police and other security agencies in their efforts at ensuring peaceful coexistence, public safety, public order and public security.