‘You can travel anywhere for Easter, you're safe', IGP assures Nigerians

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, has assured Nigerians who wanted to embark on journey to their hometowns and other places during the Easter celebrations not to entertain any fear as adequate measures have been put in place to guarantee their security.

The Police chief assured Nigerians that they are safe whether they are travelling by road, air, waterways, or rail.

Egbetokun said this in a statement released by Force Spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi while assuring Nigerians of police commitment to ensure the safety and security of all citizens and visitors during the Easter celebrations.

According to the statement, the IGP has ordered round-the-clock security and protection of public spaces across the country with all State Commissioners of Police (CPs) and their supervising Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) tasked with deploying police personnel and operational assets to areas of likely security threats within their respective areas of responsibility (AoRs).

“Intensive and proactive visibility patrols will be conducted at all worship centres, train stations, highways, motor parks, airports, waterways, recreation centres, banks, and other financial institutions, as well as other critical infrastructures and public spaces.

“The IGP has also assured all travellers who will be visiting their hometowns and other places within the country for the festivities of adequate security irrespective of the medium of such travels whether by road, air, waterways, or rail, as deployments have been increased and visibility patrols intensified in all areas including aerial patrol and surveillance.

“The Nigeria Police Force emphasizes the importance of professional conduct among its officers deployed for these duties. While ensuring courteousness to law-abiding citizens, officers will maintain firmness and ruthlessness towards criminal elements seeking to exploit the festive period for their unlawful activities.

“The IGP felicitates with Nigerians, especially the Christian community, on the occasion of the Easter celebrations. He appreciates the citizens for their support and calls on them to cooperate continually with the Nigeria Police and other security agencies by providing prompt and actionable information to prevent and detect crime.

“As we commemorate the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, let us come together in unity and vigilance to ensure a safe and peaceful environment for all. The Nigeria Police Force remains committed to serving and protecting the public, and we urge everyone to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the nearest Police Station/Post,” Adejobi said in the statement.

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  1. Is the IGP aware of a town in Edo State called Uromi where criminals have taken the place to an operational area of insecurity? i some few days ago, The king of our town, His Royal Highness, The Onojie of Uromi, summoned women to the market place and decreed cause on perpetrators and those who help those criminals actualise their ordeal thereby making lives and properties of the citizens hopeless . Some Motorcycle riders who are non Uromi have been involved in some aggressive attacks on their customers and they take away their belongings especially Phones and laptops and those thing can not be recovered from these criminals because the police have no technology to tracks them even when you report to the police. The insecurity in this progressive town is becoming unbearable for Uromi sons and daughters to visit during their love ones during cultural and biblical festivals. How can someone be running from his birth place place because strangers have disrupted the tissue of our family values by laying siege on our home town and disallow us the peace and tranquillity in homeland citizens.


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