Nigeria in war situation –IGP
Inspector General of Police Mohammed Abubakar yesterday urged every Nigerian to be more security conscious as Nigeria is presently in a war situation.
The IG who was represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of D Department (Investigations) Peter Gana in a stakeholders’ meeting on the security situation in the country held at the police officers’ mess, Ikeja Lagos, noted that all hands should be on deck to tackle the current security challenges.
“We are in a war situation and we need to mobilise, we want to urge all of you to be more security conscious,” he said, adding that criminals and terrorists are not spirits but human beings.
“You are our eyes in the community, I urge you to give the police information because we are ever there for you. Everyone is supposed to police where ever he lives. It is better to raise false alarm than allow worse things to happen. We are happy with the Lagos State government which has highly mobilised the police so whenever you suspect anything, contact the police immediately,” he said.
He advised practitioners in the hospitality industry to educate their staff on security issues, saying hotel managements can help police the state by providing information as well as private security operators and the National Union of Road Transport workers(NURTW).