The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has ordered increased surveillance and security deployments across the country ahead of the 60th Independence Anniversary of the country.
The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
Mba said the order was to forestall any breach of peace and ensure hitch free independence celebration on October 1.
He noted that the IGP had enjoined citizens to go about the celebration without any fear or apprehension.
Mba added that Commissioners of Police (CPs) and their supervisory Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) had been directed to ensure the safety and security of the public space during the celebration.
He said the Strategic Officers would strengthen the visibility policing structure and carry out confidence building patrols.
The FPRO said the patrol would cover residential areas, major highways and Government/Private infrastructure to prevent and arrest any untoward situation.
“The IGP, on behalf of the Management Team and the entire personnel of the Nigeria Police Force, congratulates President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians on the nation’s Diamond Jubilee Anniversary.
“The IGP enjoins Nigerians to continue to support the Police and other security agencies in their efforts at ensuring peaceful coexistence, public safety, order and security.” Mba said in the statement.