IGP M.D. Abubakar

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The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar since assumption of office, has been working tirelessly to reposition the Nigerian Police and to restore public confidence in the Force.
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*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

*Promise Watertight Security Nationwide

Against the backdrop of recent security challenges in the country and the general preparation for the forthcoming Easter Celebrations, the Nigeria Police High Command has urged worshippers both at Jumat and Church services to take adequate measures to reduce the number of vehicles around these hallowed worship centres so as to make the tasks of keeping surveillance on the area easier. The Police apex authority also advises that abandoned and disused vehicles should not be parked within or close to places of worship and residential areas. It further highlights the need for vehicles parked overnight in those premises to be properly vetted and identified.  

While emphasizing that empty containers and other forms of receptacles (including dustbins) not in use should be properly disposed or stored far away from the reach of unauthorized persons, the Police High Command highlights the need for flower pots and flower edges around residential buildings, offices and worship centres to be kept clear and regularly checked for foreign or suspicious objects.

The Police High Command also enjoins worshippers to make conscious effort to know fellow members of their congregation, as this will make it easier to know who is a stranger in their midst. It reiterates the need for worshippers to be security alert and report all suspicious characters and observations to the Police. The worship centres are enjoined to discourage hawking and clustering/loitering around the worship centres after service. Worshippers are equally advised to refrain from entering the worship centres with hand bags, brief-cases and other related items.

The Force equally advises operators of motor parks, shopping malls and recreational centres to work very closely with the Police and other security agencies as they strive to strengthen general security in their respective facilities.  

While assuring the public of his administration’s readiness and commitment towards ensuring a safe and secure environment, the Inspector-General Police, IGP MD Abubakar, CFR, NPM, mni, psc, also wishes Nigerians a very peaceful and happy Easter Celebrations.

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



The Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, CFR, NPM, mni, psc has urged all Nigerians to rise in unity and firmly stand their ground against terrorism. Speaking on the recent unfortunate terrorist attack on Nyanya Motor Park, on the outskirts of the Federal Capital, Abuja, the IGP states that such occasion calls for a united fight against the common enemies of our land. He charges the citizenry to shed all political, ethnic, religious or sectional leanings and rally round the national flag at this trying moment of our nationhood, by remaining vigilant and cooperating with the security agencies in their bid to stamp out terrorism. He warned against all forms of divisive, inflammatory and provocative statements capable of heating up the polity and distracting investigators.

The IGP encourages all country men and women to supply relevant information to the Police and other security agencies as they are not only bent on tracking down the perpetrators of this heinous crime, but are also taking stronger measures to review current security strategies and strengthen the safety of all parts of the country.

The IGP calls on the entire citizenry to contribute in their various capacities in providing the needed support for the victims of the blast. It is also the promise of the IGP that the Force is taking adequate measure to expedite all administrative processes and investigative procedures to enable it release the bodies of victims to their relatives without delay.

Similarly, the IGP also appeals to the media to positively deploy their communication tools in order to help in healing the wounds of terrorism and not to exacerbate them through exaggerated and lopsided negative reportage. He equally advises them to respect the privacy of the victims and exercise restraint in the use of gory and offensive images capable of causing further trauma to the grieving citizens.

While assuring Nigerians that the Police and other security agencies will continue to intensify efforts at ensuring the safety and security of all parts of the country, the IGP adds that the present challenge has further strengthened the commitment of the Police to an improved internal security.

Meanwhile, investigations into the unfortunate attack are ongoing as security operatives are deploying the best investigative tools that will yield the desired results.

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

In a swift reaction to the Monday morning, 14th April, 2014 blast at a motor park in Nyanya, a suburb of about 30 kilometres from the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, CFR, NPM, mni, psc has visited the scene of the explosion where he assessed the extent of damage and the impact on the surrounding environment. He urged the citizens and the international community to remain calm and vigilant as the Police and other security agencies are stepping up measures to uncover the authors of the crime and avoid a reoccurrence of this unfortunate incident.

The IGP further noted that security agents have relentlessly worked round the clock with significant success to stave off such attacks on the Federal Capital and the entire country at large and therefore reassured Nigerians and foreign nationals that security agencies will do anything possible to further strengthen the security within and beyond Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Consequently, the IGP has placed Police operatives on red alert. He has equally ordered the Police to intensify surveillance on all vulnerable targets within Abuja.

Meanwhile, the Police, supported by other law enforcement agencies, have commenced a full-scale investigation into the incident with the deployment of the Police Anti-Bomb Squad and other detectives to the scene with the view to solving the crime.

Regrettably, seventy-one (71) persons have been confirmed dead while one hundred and twenty-four (124) persons sustained various degrees of injuries. 

While commiserating with the families of the victims of the blasts, the IGP called on the members of the public to go about their normal businesses without fear and to cooperate with the Police by providing useful information in order to ensure that the perpetrators of this dastardly act are brought to book. 

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

ABUJA

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