Wednesday, 10 December 2014

IG of Police Cautions Nigerians Against Receiving Explosive-Laden Hamper As Xmas Gift

Suleiman Abba
The Inspector-General of Police,  Suleiman Abba, has cautioned Nigerians to be vigilant while receiving gifts from unknown persons that may pose as friends during the Yuletide season, to avoid explosive-laden hampers as gifts.

The IG also warned against the use of fireworks and other explosives during the celebration, noting that they could cause distraction that may further heighten fear of insecurity.

According to a statement, on Wednesday in Abuja, by the Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, the police boss  enjoined citizens to shun all forms of violence and unlawful acts.

He also advised them to eschew bitterness and rancour and urged them to go about their legitimate duties without fear of intimidation during and after the festive season.

Meanwhile, the IG has directed all Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Command Commissioners of Police, to take all necessary measures in ensuring the provision of adequate security for worshippers, travellers, picnickers and all citizens across the country before, during, and after the festivity.

“Command Commissioners of Police are to personally ensure that all key and vulnerable points within their jurisdictions, including places of worship, recreation centres, motor parks, highways, financial institutions and all places of public resort are adequately and effectively protected,” the statement added.

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