Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu has ordered the immediate mobilisation of all police operational assets and resources to bring an end to the violence, killings, looting and destruction of public and private property.
The IGP gave the order on Saturday to all assistant inspectors general of police (AIGs), commissioners of police (CPs), heads of police operational units, squadron and base commanders in charge of zonal/state/FCT commands, the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit and the Special Protection Unit.
In addition, CPs and heads of police formations in the various states have also been charged to mobilise policemen and work in sync with the Command CPs in the areas where they are domiciled, to dominate the public space and ensure peace and safety in the affected areas.
According to a statement by Force spokesman Frank Mba, “the IGP further directs police strategic managers to personally lead and coordinate the operation and use all legitimate means to halt further slide into lawlessness and brigandage.
“The IGP enjoins law-abiding citizens not to panic but rather join forces with the police and other members of the law enforcement community to protect their communities from the criminal elements.”