IGP orders hightened security around schools

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, has ordered all Commissioners of Police (CPs), Tactical Commanders and their supervising Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) to boost security around schools and colleges.

The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja also directed the review of police personnel and operational assets deployments to schools and colleges nationwide.

The IGP gave the order at a meeting of the Force Management Team in Abuja.

He said the order followed a review of the general security in the country, including the security of schools and colleges as a result of some isolated incidences reported in some schools.

Adejobi stated that the decision was to protect schools and colleges, particularly boarding schools, tertiary institutions, and their campuses in areas prone to security breaches around the nation.

The IGP urged the CPs, Tactical Commanders, and their supervising AIGs to employ all available options and think outside the box to increase security in and around schools, colleges, and student-based communities.

The Police Airwing has also been ordered to extend its aerial patrols to the six geo-political zones of the country.

IGP directed that all hands be on deck to provide a safe environment for all students in various schools and colleges within Nigeria.

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