The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, on Saturday assured Nigerians of adequate security before, during and after the Christmas and New Year festivities.
Idris spoke at the 8th annual Nupe Day celebration in Bida, headquarters of Bida Local Government area of Niger.
He said that already operational order had been issued to the Commissioners of Police in the 36 states and FCT on how to provide protection for the citizenry during the period.
The I-G urged Nigerians to assist the police with necessary information that would help in checkmating crime during the celebrations.
Earlier, the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, called on the people to support their leaders with prayers to ensure good governance in the country.
The Etsu particularly charged the Nupe people, as well as their elected representatives to be good ambassador.
“We will continue to pray for your success in the task of ensuring the successful implementation of government programmes both at Local, State and Federal levels,’’ he said.
The I-G as well as other notable Nupe political and appointed office holders were honoured at the celebration.