(Titbits from Force Headquarters, Abuja By Chris RICHARDS)
Sequel to intelligence report, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase has directed the commencement of special stop and search on Roads and Highways nationwide, with emphasis on roads in and out of major cities and towns.
A statement from the Force PRO says citizens are enjoined to bear with the Nigeria Police Force during this security operation which is a temporary measure put in place to address the intelligence received.
The general public is advised to cooperate with Police operatives by providing answers to questions that may be asked as well as allowing their vehicles to be searched.
Police fortify security at all worship centers
- ban street trading/hawking on Abuja roads
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP SolomonArase has mandated State Command Commissioners of Police to strengthen security at all Mosques, Churches and other worship centers across the country. Adequate security has also been ordered for venues where Moslems break-fast in the evenings. Worshipers are advised to be vigilant, and promptly report to the Police any suspicious persons or substance found in or around their environment.
In a similar development, a ban has been placed on street hawking and all forms of trading on Abuja roads and highways especially road intersections, traffic light points and traffic hold-ups.
In the same vein, unauthorized Taxi Parks and Bus Stops formed around the Federal Secretariat, Abuja is now prohibited. Only bus and taxis painted in authorized commercial colors would be allowed to operate at designated taxi parks and bus stops in and around the Central Area, Abuja. Violators would be apprehended and prosecuted as Police Units have been directed to.
Police To Provide Adequate Security For Medical And Dental Practitioners
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase has assured that Police will henceforth provide adequate security for medical and dental practitioners against any forms of threat or intimidation in the course of performing their legal duties. The assurance was given when the Nigeria Medical Association led by its president Sir Dr. Kayode Obembe paid a courtesy call on the IGP in his office at the Force Headquarters.
The President of the Association specifically made the request following series of security challenges confronting his members. The IGP further said that security arrangement will equally be put in place to ensure the safety of their staff on hospital ambulances emergency services.
The forum was used by the IGP to state that commensurate remuneration will be given to Police doctors. The president of the association further expressed confidence in the Police leadership of the IGP.
Police Begin Promotion Exercise For Junior Police Officers With Higher Qualifications
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase has constituted a high-powered Committee to screen all junior police officers who have obtained higher educational qualifications for appointment into the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and Inspectorate cadres.
The State Command interviews are slated for 1st July to 6th July, 2015 while Zonal screening starts on 16th July to 22nd July, 2015. The exercise is part of the welfare package aimed at boosting the morale of
The IGP, while reiterated that the result of the interview must reach Force Headquarters on or before 28th July, 2015.
IGP Orders Adequate Security For Hajj Exercise
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase NPM, fdc has ordered a water tight security for National Hajj Commission of Nigeria during the airlifting of pilgrims for this year’s Hajj operation. The order came during a courtesy call on IGP in his office by Hajj Commission members led by its Chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Murktar Mohammed, MON.
The Chairman of the Hajj Commission who was full of praises for various assistance from the Police on security arrangement for the Commission, expressed confidence in the Police leadership of the IGP to deliver adequate security for its Commission and Nigerians at large.
IGP Inaugurates Board Of Directors Of Npf Property Development And Construction Company
- Re-affirms robust welfare package for Police Officers
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase NPM, fdc reaffirmed his commitment to ensure that Police Officers especially members of Inspectorate and rank and file of the Force are given their well deserved welfare. The IGP gave this assurance while inaugurating the Board of Directors of Nigeria Police Force Property Development and Construction Company, which took place at IGP’s Conference Room, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The IGP tasked the board to ensure that the delivery of standardized housing scheme of not more than N4 Million Naira for Inspectors and members of rank and file across the nation is achieved in the next six (6) months. Meanwhile, IGP reiterated that corrupt officers will not benefit from the welfare package. He also confirmed that thirty-six thousand members of the rank and file of the Force are proceeding on promotion course with effect from 24th June, 2015.
The Board is headed by DIG Maman Tsafe, Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Department of Logistics and Supply, the membership include three other Senior Police Officers and Managing Director NPF Mortgage Bank Ltd, Pastor Bola Adeboye. The Company Chairman in his response promised to leave up to the expectation and further expressed his appreciation for the IGP’s initiative at constituting the Board members.
IGP DESCENDS HEAVILY ON ZONE 6 POLICE COMMAND
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase NPM, fdc is miffed that despite several directives on anti-crime activities, there are reports of increasing trend of kidnapping and violent crimes in Zone Six (6) Police Command. He has therefore issued stern warning to Police officers and men under Zone Six (6) Police Command, comprising Cross-River, Rivers, Ebonyi and Akwa-Ibom States to put all hands on deck, at stemming the tide.
With a view to further ensuring that the order is complied forthwith, the IGP has also put an embargo on all forms of leave, either casual or annual for officers and men in these Commands.
The Police High Command equally reaffirmed its commitment at leaving no stone unturned to ensure that peace prevails and people go about their lawful businesses in all parts of the country. Members of the public are further enjoined to continue to collaborate with the Police by reporting any suspicious person or criminal element at the nearest Police Station for prompt action.