New Year celebrations: IGP urges Nigerians to reduce number of vehicles

By Post Nigeria December 31, 2014 17:20

New Year celebrations: IGP urges Nigerians to reduce number of vehicles

Due to the security challenges that are confronting the nation, the Nigeria Police High Command has urged worshipers at Jummat and Church services to reduce the number of vehicles around their worship centres.

The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, stated that he had directed all Zonal AIGs and State Command commissioners of police to ensure an efficient deployment of all operational manpower and tools at the disposal of their respective command.

The statement reads, “The Inspector-General of Police, while wishing all Nigerians a very blissful and peaceful New Year celebration, assures Nigerians of the Nigeria Police Force readiness and commitment towards ensuring a free and fair 2015 general election.’’

The Force equally advised operators of motor parks, shopping malls and recreation centres to work very closely with the police and other security agencies as they strive to strengthen security in their respective facilities.

A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, on Wednesday in Abuja, said Abba has further directed the AIG Border Patrol to ensure that the nation’s borders are effectively manned to prevent any cross-border crime.

The AIG Air Wing has also been directed to provide aerial patrol at the Federal Capital Territory and other States. He however warned that officers found acting contrary to the Force’s vision and mission will be appropriately sanctioned.