Police assures of “maximum security” nationwide during 61st independence anniversary
Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, on Wednesday assured that Nigerians would enjoy “maximum security” as it marks the 61st Independence Anniversary on Friday, 1st October, 2021.
Bala noted that the Force has emplaced adequate security measures to protect the citizens, ensure the success of all the activities lined-up for the anniversary celebration and prevent any untoward situation throughout the period of the celebration and beyond.
According to a statement by Force Spokesperson, Frank Mba, “the Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commissioners of Police in all the Zonal and State Commands and the FCT have been directed to lead the Independence Anniversary security operations from the frontline.
“They are to ensure high visibility and confidence boosting patrols around the venues of the celebrations, residential areas and other places of public resort to prevent any infiltration by hostile elements.”
The IGP, while congratulating President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians at large, on the occasion of the Independence Anniversary celebration, “pledged the unalloyed loyalty of the NPF to the sovereignty of the country as well as its unflinching commitment to combating crimes and criminality in the country and ensuring the safety of the citizenry.
“The IGP called on citizens to go about the celebrations in the most peaceful and law abiding manner. He appealed for a new sense of Pan-Nigerian spirit, patriotism, love and deliberate efforts by leaders at all levels at deescalating ethnic tensions and suspicions in the land.
“He further enjoined the citizenry to continue to cooperate with the Police and other security agencies in fighting crimes and criminality in the country.”