Ahead of May 29, date for the handing over to a new government in Nigeria, the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase has ordered Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Command Commissioners of Police to beef up security in and around inauguration venues
The IGP also directed the officers to provide water tight security at vulnerable points, as well as critical infrastructures like mega filling stations, major hotels, National and State Houses of Assembly and the Eagle Square.
A statement signed by Emmanuel Ojukwu, the Force Public Relations officer stated that the directive has becomes imperative to ward off possible plans by insurgents to carry out widespread violence and coordinated attacks on the installations and public places
The statement hinted that pro-active security measures would be put in place to check actions that could undermind the presidential and Governorship inauguration and swearing- in ceremonies in the country
The Police High Command enjoins members of the public to remain steadfast in collaborating with officers and men of the Nigeria Police and other security agencies to stamp out crimes, including war against terror.
Meanwhile, the IGP has ordered the Commissioners of Police attached the Nation’s Airports to arrest any police officer caught carrying the luggage of public officers or behaving like errant boys to VIPs
The force headquarters also assured that the powers of Special Anti-Robbery Squad would be checked while a comprehensive audit on arms and ammunitions of the force would be carried out soon