The Police have beefed up security nationwide consequent of the Yuletide season.
Indeed, officers and men are under strict instructions to be very polite and civil but firm in the discharge of their duty during the period.
They are also directed to observe and respect the diversity and peculiarity of the people, display courage, show compassion and demonstrate professionalism in their interaction and engagement with the citizenry throughout the period of the celebration.
A statement by DCP Don Awunah, Force Public Relations Officer, said Commissioners of Police in the thirty six (36) states and the FCT have further been directed to intensify on the on-going raids of identified criminal hideouts and flash points in their jurisdictions.
“Adequate security coverage and protection will be given to government installations and infrastructure, with twenty four hours(24) surveillance and patrol of motor parks, points of departure and entrance, shopping malls, business plaza and other private and public facilities in all states of the country and the FCT,” the police stated.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police said the ban on use of fire work, ‘banger’, and knockout is still in force. Parents and guardians are, therefore, advised to prevail on their children and wards to desist from these acts that are capable of causing tension, fear and apprehension in their neighbourhood. Violators will promptly be arrested and prosecuted, the statement said.
It said the Inspector General of Police, on behalf of the entire officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, felicitates with all Christians in Nigeria and worldwide as they celebrate this year’s Christmas.
the IGP said Christians should propagate peace, demonstrate love, forgiveness and tolerance by promoting harmonious coexistence with fellow citizens, irrespective of religious, ethnic or political inclinations.
Also, the IGP expressed satisfaction and gratitude to the members of the public for their cooperation with the personnel of the Force across the country. He therefore enjoins every Nigerian to sustain the support for the Nigeria Police Force during the Christmas and into the New Year 2017.