IGP orders tight security in mosques nationwide

While congratulating Muslim faithfuls as they come closer to the end of their Ramadan fast, Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, urged Nigerians to maintain utmost vigilance

Muslims pray while Christians form a protective human chain around them during a protest against the elimination of a popular fuel subsidy that has doubled the price of gas in Nigeria's capital Abuja, Jan. 10, 2012.

In order to ensure a trouble-free Eid-el-Fitr celebration,  the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase has ordered Command Commissioners of Police nationwide to improve and and provide water-tight security during and after the celebrations mostly at place of worships.

IGP Arase in a statement signed by the Police Public Relation Officer, Force Headquarters, Emmanuel Ojukwu, gave an order that special attention be paid to places of worship, critical public places and other vulnerable points susceptible to violent attack.

While congratulating Muslim faithfuls as they come closer to the end of their Ramadan fast, the IGP urged Nigerians to maintain utmost vigilance and to continue to support the Police and provide useful information towards preventing and uncovering crimes and their perpetrators.


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