The Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbedokun, has ordered the deployment of patrol on highways and worship centeres nationwide to ensure adequate security throughout the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Force Spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the police chief directed Zonal Assistant Inspector Generals of Police and Commissioners of Police to deploy personnel and equipment across the country.
He also ordered them to carry out patrols on major highways, flash points, worship and relaxation centres, among others, to have a hitch-free celebration.
Egbetokun, however, warned personnel deployed for various assignments during the celebration to be disciplined, professional and respect the fundamental rights of the citizens.
The police chief also congratulated Muslim Faithful in the country on the occasion of the year 2023 Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The statement read, “The IGP particularly directed the Zonal AIGs and State Command CPs to deploy human and other operational assets to carry out confidence building and crime prevention patrols on major highways, residential and industrial areas, vulnerable points, places of worship, other places of public resort and around all critical national infrastructure devoid of harassment and extortion.
“The Inspector-General of Police, while congratulating Muslim Faithful in the country on the occasion of the year 2023 Eid-el-Kabir celebration, restated that the Force would harness all available assets including relevant groups, associations, sectors, and synergise with other security agencies to boost its service delivery and stabilise general security within the nation.”
Egbetokun also restated the police’s resolve to curb insecurity across the country.
It added: “The IGP assured the general public of sustained efforts by the force in tackling crimes and criminality and improved public safety and security across the country.”