21 April 2021 By Peter Ireh
The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has assured citizens of the Federal Capital Territory and the entire country of safety and security as they go about their lawful activities.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Frank Mba in Abuja.
According to the statement, the IGP’s assurance is coming on the heels of the viral spread of an internal directive issued to the Commissioners of Police in Plateau State and FCT Command to forestall any likelihood of attack or breach of security by organized criminal elements in their Areas of Responsibilities.
The statement explains that The IGP’s directive, which is a deliberate, intelligence-driven and proactive measure, is designed to prepare the law enforcement community for comprehensive response to any threat to lives and property.
The statement notes that the security alert, rather than becoming a source of panic to the citizens, should instead send a message of re-assurance to them about the intelligence depth, capacity and operational preparedness of the Nigeria Police to deal and contain any threat to public peace and security.
It says the alert does not in any way suggest that an attack is imminent in any of the two States.
According to the statement the Police High Command calls for calm, urging citizens to go about their normal activities with renewed sense of vigour, patriotism and vigilance as the Police continues to work with other stakeholders to keep the public space safe.