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Insecurity: Nigeria Police order enhanced safety around critical infrastructure, schools, hospitals

*Alkali Baba Usman, Inspector-General of Nigeria Police, has directed the deployment of water-tight security arrangements to cover all schools, hospitals, health workers, and critical national infrastructure across the West African country

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Against the backdrop of the pressing need to contain pockets of crime and criminality in some states of the Federation, Mr. Alkali Baba Usman, Inspector-General of Police (IGP), has ordered the deployment of adequate security around schools, hospitals and critical national infrastructure across Nigeria.

Mr. Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) in a statement issued Sunday, August 14, 2022, noted that Baba had also ordered regular patrols, stop and search raids, and show of force by tactical commanders to tackle pockets of crime and criminality in some states in the country.

Mr. Alkali Baba Usman, Inspector-General of Police

Adejobi said that the IGP gave the directive while reviewing the reports he received from various commands and formations on the general security situations in Nigeria.

The Police FPRO also stated: “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the deployment of water-tight security arrangements to cover all schools, hospitals, health workers, and critical national infrastructures around the country.

“The IGP has equally ordered regular patrols, stop and search, raids, and show of force by tactical commanders to clamp down on pockets of crime and criminality recorded in some states of the Federation.”

Baba, therefore, tasked strategic Police managers at various levels to prioritise the use of intelligence gathering networks while charging officers and men of the force to take the fight against crime to the doorsteps of suspected criminal elements with a view to flushing them from their hideouts.

He further called for the cooperation of members of the public.

The IGP further warned Police officers to be civil, professional, and humane in the course of discharging their duties.

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