By Augustine Ehikioya
In order not to replicate the global security challenges of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Nigeria, the Inspector-General of Police, Acting IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has emphasized the importance of law-abiding conduct and the pursuit of peace in all interactions with fellow members of the public.
He made the call in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi. It was obtained by Security Watch Africa (SWA).
The statement said “He urges individuals to refrain from making statements or engaging in actions that may disrupt the prevailing peace within our beloved nation.
“The IGP made this call while charging the mobile policemen, operatives of the Department of Force Intelligence, Zonal and State Departments of Intelligence, as well as officers and personnel stationed at various diplomatic missions and facilities.
“He emphasized the need for their preparedness in maintaining law and order, with a focus on safeguarding lives and property within the country.
“Furthermore, the IGP has tasked Commissioners of Police and their supervisory Assistant Inspectors-General of Police to maintain a heightened state of readiness among all personnel under their Command. This is essential to ensure the safety and security of our communities.”
The Inspector-General of Police, according to the statement, similarly encouraged all citizens and residents of Nigeria to eschew, “sentimental sympathies that could potentially exacerbate tensions and disrupt the harmonious coexistence of our communities.”
He reaffirmed the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force in swiftly addressing any activities that may encroach upon the fundamental rights of all individuals.