The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate mobilization of police operational assets and resources to bring an end to the wanton violence, killings, looting and destruction of public and private property in parts of the country.
In a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, on Saturday, the IGP directed that the public space be reclaimed from criminal elements masquerading as protesters.
He gave the order to all Assistant Inspectors General of Police AIGs, Commissioners of Police CPs, Heads of Police Operational Units, Squadron and Base Commanders in charge of Zonal/State/FCT Commands, the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit and the Special Protection Unit.
“In addition, CPs/Heads of Police Formations in the various states have also been charged to mobilize their men and work with the Command CPs in the areas where they are domiciled, to dominate the public space and ensure peace and safety in the affected areas.
“The IGP, while noting that enough is enough to all acts of lawlessness, further directs Police strategic managers to personally lead and coordinate the operation and use legitimate means, to halt further slide into lawlessness and brigandage.
“IGP Mohammed Adamu enjoins law-abiding citizens not to panic but rather join forces with the police and other members of the law enforcement community to protect their communities from criminal elements.
”He however, warns trouble-makers not to test the collective will of the nation by coming out to cause any further breakdown of law and order,” the statement adds.