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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Usman Baba, has ordered security beef-up nationwide ahead of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

The Force Public Relations Officer (PRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

Baba directed Commissioners of Police (CPs), tactical commanders, and their supervisory Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) to beef up security ahead of the celebration.

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He said the directive was to prevent untoward situations in their Areas of Responsibility throughout the Eid-El-Kabir season and beyond.

He called on officers and men of the Police to engage in critical assessment of threat-prone areas, thorough stop and search, raids on black spots, and other anti-crime strategies to sustain the peace and public safety in Nigeria.

Baba warned that personnel deployed must be professional and mindful of the fundamental rights of the citizens.

Similarly, the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, CP Adebowale Williams has ordered the deployment of gallant officers of the Command to recreational, and worship centres as well as various security interest areas in the state.

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The development was conveyed through a press statement issued and signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP. Adewale Osifeso.

The Commissioner wishes the Muslim faithful happy festivities ahead and implores them to ensure the sustainability of the relative tranquility status of the State during and after the long holidays.



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