War Against Terror: Police Commence Arms Mop-Up Nationwide

PRESS RELEASE

WAR AGAINST TERROR: POLICE COMMENCE SPECIAL OPERATIONS
…IGP urges increased support and vigilance by citizens

In line with the resolution of the Police High Command to ensure a seamless and secure Easter Celebration and beyond, the Nigeria Police Force has commenced special operations nationwide. The operations encompass extensive counter-terrorism sweeps, detailed overt and covert surveillance operations, intelligence-driven raids, arms mop-up exercise, special stop and search exercise, amongst others. Police operatives involved in this exercise which will be drawn from the Bomb Disposal Squad, Counter-Terrorism Units, Police Mobile Force and Joint Border Patrol Units, Force Intelligence Bureau, Police Dog Section and conventional Police Teams, are expected to pay special attention to Motor Parks, Airports, Seaports, Border points, Recreation Parks, Major Markets, Shopping Malls, etc.

In ensuring a successful execution of this special operation, the IGP has ordered all Zonal AIGs and CPs including other Commanding Officers to ensure effective deployments of men and resources throughout the period of the operation. In addition, these Commanding Officers have been directed to remain on ground and personally supervise the special operation throughout the Easter holidays and beyond.

The Police High Command strongly advises owners of unregistered vehicles to withdraw them from the highways immediately. Persons and companies operating vehicles painted in Police colours or bearing Police insignia are also advised to withdraw them from public roads forthwith as field operatives have been directed to arrest and bring to book all such violators. Similarly, owners of uncompleted buildings are to keep them clear of undesirable elements and to report to the Police all unauthorized persons inhabiting such places.

Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, CFR, NPM, mni, psc has expressed his sincere appreciation to the Nigerian public for their unwavering support to the Nigeria Police and other law enforcement agencies in their resolve to make Nigeria safe and secure. He reassures the public that the security agencies will leave no stone unturned in ensuring the safety of all Nigerians during the holidays and thereafter.

CSP FRANK E. MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FORCE HEADQUARTERS,
ABUJA

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