IGP Adamu on Tuesday, May 19, held a first virtual conference with strategic managers of the force
Adamu also ordered strict enforcement of inter-state movement restriction orders
The police boss also charged the commissioners of police particularly in states with recent incidents of attacks on communities to rejig their security architecture
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Muhammadu Adamu, has ordered strict enforcement of the national curfew and inter-state movement restriction directives emplaced by the federal government as part of measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
Legit.ng reports that the IGP gave this directive to the zonal Assistant-Inspectors General (AIGs) of police and state commissioners of police during a virtual conference held on Tuesday, May 19.
The Force public relations officers, DCP Frank Mba, made this known in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, May 19.
He said the conference availed the Force leadership the opportunity to engage the strategic managers, assess the security situation in the country, review operational strategies and take decisive measures aimed at evolving customized security solutions to cope with crime trends and other security challenges relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The IGP also expressed concerns over reports bordering on human rights infractions between the public and personnel of the Force.
He, therefore, called for mutual respect between the public and members of the Force and charged the strategic managers to place more premium on the supervision of police personnel under their watch.
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The virtual conference is the first by the Nigeria Police Force since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
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