Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector General of Police, has directed the deployment of sufficient security around the nation’s schools, hospitals, and other vital national infrastructures.
The IGP has also ordered routine patrols, stop-and-search raids, and a show of force by tactical commanders to crack down on pockets of crime and criminality in some states of the federation, according to Force Public Relations Officer Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who made this announcement in a statement on Sunday.
“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 statement added.
“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 issued the order as he evaluated the information on the overall security conditions around the nation that he had received from various commands and formations.
In order to flush out suspected criminal elements from their hiding places, he charged officers and men of the force to bring the fight against crime to the doorsteps of suspected criminal elements. He gave strategic police managers at various levels the responsibility of prioritising the use of intelligence-gathering networks.
The IGP also requested the support of the general public and urged police officers to carry out their jobs in a professional, courteous, and humane manner.