IGP orders massive police deployment as Nigeria marks 57 years of independence

Posted by News Express | 1 October 2017 | 1,459 times

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•IGP Ibrahim Idris

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has ordered a massive deployment of Police personnel across Nigeria to ensure a hitch-free and peaceful celebration of Nigeria’s 57th independence celebration.

In a statement of Saturday, the Police boss directed all Commissioners of Police in all states of the Federation and their supervising assistant Inspector-Generals to carry out the order.

The officers and men are to be drafted from the Police Mobile Force, Counter-terrorism unit, Special Police Forces and Force Intelligence and Investigation Department, among others.

They are also to forestall any disturbances in connection with the quit notices issued by various groups in the country.

Also, the IGP has placed all the personnel of the Force on red alert to nip in the bud any attempt by any group under any guise to cause disturbance of the peace on October 1, 2017 or at any other time.

Idris also congratulated Nigeria and Nigerians on the occasion of the 57th Independence Anniversary, and enjoined the citizens to be their brother’s keeper and demonstrate love, as well as promote harmonious co-existence with their compatriots. (Channels TV)

Source: News Express

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