Nigeria in war sit­u­a­tion –IGP

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Eu­gene Agha, La­gos

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).

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