The Inspector General of Police(IGP), Mr Mohammed Abubabar, on Tuesday ordered Commissioners of Police to deploy their operational manpower and tools to ensure hitch-free Democracy Day celebration nationwide.
He also ordered zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) and those in-charge of borders and Air Wing to complement the efforts of the commissioners.
In a message released in Abuja, Abubakar directed that the nation’s borders be effectively manned to prevent cross border crimes while aerial patrol should be provided for the FCT and other states.
The IGP commended the courage and gallantry of officers and men of the force in providing protection for the nation’s democracy and charged them to subject themselves to civil authorities.
He also charged them to accord maximum respect for fundamental human rights and steer clear of partisan politics in line with their professional ethics.
“Officers found meddling in local politics within or outside their areas of jurisdiction will be appropriately sanctioned,’’ he said.
He felicitated with President Goodluck Jonathan and Nigerians as they mark 14th year of unbroken democracy on May 29.