The Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has ordered for the deployment of water-tight security arrangements to cover critical infrastructure schools, hospitals, health workers around the country.
A statement from the Force Headquarters indicated that the IGP 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.
This is coming after reviewing the general security situation of the nation by the IGP via reports from commands and formations across the country. He tasked strategic police managers at various levels to prioritize the use of intelligence gathering networks, particularly traditional/local intelligence to locate criminal hideouts and flush them out before they strike.
The Inspector General of Police also directed 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.
In a Press statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer CSP Olumiyuwa Adejobi, 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.