The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon E. Arase, fdc, NPM, on behalf of the Police High Command, officers and men of the Force, heartily felicitates with Muslims in Nigeria as they join their counterparts across the globe to joyfully celebrate this year’s Eid-El Moulud.
The press release from the office of the Force PRO, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, remind the Muslim faithful of the very significance of Eid-El Moulud, the holy birth of Prophet Mohammed (SAW), the IGP enjoins them to emulate and imbibe the worthy virtues, principles and teachings of the holy prophet by being open minded to issues of peace, forgiveness and harmonious co-existence, especially, at this auspicious moment in the history of our country.
Meanwhile, to ensure a peaceful and incident-free Eid-el Moulud celebration, the IGP has directed all Zonal AIGs and State Command Commissioners of Police to take all necessary measures to ensure the provision of adequate security across the country before, during and after the celebration. CPs are to personally, ensure that key and vulnerable points including: shopping malls, motor parks, financial houses, places of worship, recreation centres and other public places are adequately and effectively protected, to enable holiday makers, worshippers and the general public enjoy maximum fulfilment.
The IGP warns officers who will be deployed during the holiday period to ensure that they comport themselves and act within the confines of the law. They must be firm but polite, civil and professional in the discharge of their assigned roles, giving due regard and respect to the fundamental human rights of citizens at all times.
Finally, the IGP seeks the prayers, support and understanding of Nigerians, assuring that by God’s grace, the battle against crime and criminality will eventually be won.