The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the deployment of water-tight security around schools, hospitals, health workers, and critical national infrastructures across the country.

The IGP has equally ordered regular patrols, stop and search, raids, and show of force by he gave the charge in a statement through the force public relations officer CSP Olumuyowa Adejobi.

While reviewing the general security situation through reports from all commands and formations across the country, the IGP urged tactical commanders to clamp down on pockets of crime and criminality recorded in some states of the federation, adding that strategic police managers at various levels must prioritize the use of traditional/local intelligence gathering networks so as to identify all criminal hideouts and flush them out before they strike.

“The Inspector-General of Police has therefore reiterated his commitment to the protection of lives and property of well-meaning members of the public by decimating the activities of rogue criminal elements, particularly those who target schools, hospitals, and other critical national infrastructure, in a bid to strike fear into the hearts of good citizens in the country.

“He has equally charged all officers and men to be on the offensive, and take the fight against crime to the doorposts of suspected criminal elements, including bushes and uncompleted buildings, profile them, and charge those found wanting to courts accordingly.

He has similarly charged police officers to protect with courage and serve with compassion in line with his administration’s policing theme.

Against the backdrop of this development, Nigerians are hereby urged to cooperate with the Police as many police operatives will be seen at strategic areas, routes, and communities, in order to suppress the antics and criminal activities of men of the underworld.”

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

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