The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has ordered intensive police patrol across the country ahead of the 2020 Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
He said the order was part of efforts by the police to ensure a crime-free Eid-el Kabir celebration in the country.
Mba said the I-G had directed the commissioners of police in all the states of the federation and the FCT to intensify confidence building patrols.
He said the I-G had also directed the supervisory Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) in the 17 Zonal Commands to ensure that the patrol covers all nooks and crannies of the country.
The FPRO said the I-G urged the CPs and AIGs to ensure that major highways and critical national infrastructure were covered in their patrol.
“While assuring Nigerians of adequate security, the I-G congratulates the Muslim Faithful in the country as they join other Muslims across the world to celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir festival.
“The I-G urges Nigerians to voluntarily comply with the ban on all mass socio-religious gathering and other prevention orders to contain the the spread of COVID-19 in the country,” he said.
Mba said the I-G enjoined citizens to cooperate with the police, adding that the measures had become imperative due to the rampaging COVID-19 pandemic.