The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, has directed officers and men to be on offensive and provide tight security in all schools, hospitals and critical national infrastructure nationwide.
The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement today, August 14 in Abuja, said that the IGP has also ordered regular patrols, stop-and-search, raids as well as embarking on show of force by tactical commanders to clamp down on crime and criminality in some states of the federation.
The police boss, who reviewed the general security situation across the country in reports filed by police commands and formations, called on strategic police managers at various levels to prioritise the use of intelligence gathering, particularly traditional and local intelligence to locate criminals’ hideouts and flush them out.
Baba ordered all officers and men of the force to be on the offensive and to take the fight against crime to the doorposts of suspected criminals, including bushes and uncompleted buildings.
He called on the officers to profile suspects and charge those found wanting to courts accordingly.
Baba enjoined Nigerians to cooperate with the police as many police operatives would be seen at strategic areas, routes and communities.
He said the idea was to suppress the antics and criminal activities of men of the underworld.
Baba, however, warned police officers and men to be civil, professional and humane in the discharge of their duties.
He pledged the commitment of the police to the protection of lives and property by decimating criminal elements that target schools, hospitals and other critical national infrastructure.