Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police, has ordered 24-hour security arrangements and high visibility patrols in all the States of the Federation ahead of the Christmas and New Year Celebrations.

The IGP gave this instruction to all Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Commissioners of Police in charge of Zonal and State Commands nationwide to ensure a peaceful celebration.

Frank Mba, the Force’s spokesperson made known in a statement signed on Thursday, December 24.

Adamu also directed the Strategic Officers to make sure they deployed intelligence and other operational assets of the Force particularly on major highways, airports, railway stations, recreational centres, motor – parks, places of worship, financial institutions, as well as other places others.

The Strategic Officers were also to ensure that personnel deployed are adequately supervised for the utmost professionalism in the discharge of their duties. The IGP warned that acts bordering on indiscipline, extortion, and intimidation of travellers and other road users will not be condoned.

The IGP urged Nigerians to take precautionary measures to reduce exposure to security risks and the COVID-19 pandemic. He also implored Nigerians to adhere to the COVID-19 prevention regulations.

He advised Nigerians to “avoid night travels, over-speeding, over-loading, stopping on lonely highways and unnecessary flaunting of personal details/wealth on social media.”