The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has ordered strict enforcement of the national curfew and inter-state movement restriction orders by the Federal Government as part of measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
Mr. Adamu gave this order to the Zonal Assistant-Inspectors General of Police and State Commissioners of Police during a virtual conference held on Tuesday, 19th May, 2020 at the Force Headquarter.
The Virtual conference, first of it’s kind availed the Force leadership the opportunity to engage the strategic managers, assess the security situation in the country, review operational strategies and take decisive measures aimed at evolving customized security solutions to cope with crime trends and other security challenges relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
IGP Adamu while evaluating security reports from various States Commands, charged the Commissioners of Police particularly in troubled States with recent incidents of attacks on communities, to rejig their security architecture to forestall further attacks and keep the communities safe and secure for the citizenry. The IGP also expressed concerns over reports bordering on human rights infractions between the public and personnel of the Force.
The IGP therefore called for mutual respect between the public and members of the Force and charged the Strategic Managers to place more premium on the supervision of police personnel under their watch.
The virtual conference is the first by the Nigeria Police Force since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.