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Eid-el-Fitr: IGP Felicitates Muslims, Assures Adequate Security

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun has congratulated the Muslims ahead of the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.

IGP Egbetokun vowed to reinforce operations and provide adequate security for the muslims community and Nigerians alike nationwide.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Police Spokesperson, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Monday.

“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, extends warm felicitations to the entire Muslim Ummah in the country as they prepare to celebrate the upcoming Eid-el-Fitr, marking the conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan.

“In the bid to ensure the safety and security of all citizens, the IGP reaffirms ongoing efforts to combat crime and enhance public safety nationwide as Commissioners of Police (CPs) and Tactical Commanders across all states, as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), along with their supervisory Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs), have been tasked to intensify security measures in anticipation of the Eid-el-Fitr festivities,” the statement reads in part.

IGP Egbetokun disclosed that he has directed supervisory Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGs) and their respective Commissioner of Police (CPs) to ensure the thorough deployment of officers and resources to critical locations, especially Eid Prayer Grounds and recreational centres.

He explained that the aforementioned will instill confidence among citizens and fun seekers alike.

The IGP also charged officers and men of the Force to conduct comprehensive assessments of areas prone to threats, implement rigorous stop-and-search procedures, conduct raids on identified black spots, and employ other anti-crime strategies aimed at maintaining peace and ensuring public safety throughout the country.

He emphasized the importance of professionalism – and warned deployed personnel to remain vigilant and respect citizens’ fundamental rights as they fulfill their duties with utmost decorum and alertness.

The IGP equally enjoined members of the public to be law-abiding, adhere to security tips and respect law enforcement agents deployed at strategic locations for protection of lives and property, and general public safety across the country.

He further encouraged the Muslim faithful to celebrate and embrace the spirit of the occasion while remaining vigilant and reporting all suspicious activities and persons to the police.

He reiterated his felicitation to all Muslims and wished them a joyous and peaceful Sallah celebration.

Hope Ejairu

Hope Ejairu is a writer, sports analyst and journalist, with publications on print and digital media. He holds certifications in various media/journalism trainings, including AFP.

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