The IGP, Mohammed Adamu, at a briefing of the Presidential Job Pressure on COVID-19 in Abuja on April 14, 2020.
The Inspector-Normal of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the varied heads of police formations the place lockdown is being enforced to beef up safety of their varied jurisdictions.
He particularly directed the Assistant Inspector-Generals of Police (AIG) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) within the affected areas to forestall criminals from profiting from the lockdown to assault residents and dispossess them of their properties.
The police boss gave the directive on Tuesday on the briefing of the Presidential Job Pressure on COVID-19 in Abuja.
Amid the continued lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the IGP requested the AIGs and CPs to deploy police belongings to strategic areas of their domains.
He mentioned, “We wish to once more sound a notice of warning to criminals which can be taking the chance of the lockdown to go from place to position, particularly in Lagos mainland and any a part of this to desist from doing that.
“We’ve instructed all of the Commissioners of Police, the AIGs in control of zonal instructions, to deploy all of the assets out there to them to ensure that criminals aren’t allowed to take the chance of the lockdown to commit their crimes.”
Adamu famous that the police authorities have been conscious of the actions of criminals in some communities in some components of Lagos and Ogun.
He acknowledged that the power responded swiftly and deployed an intervention power led by a Deputy Inspector-Normal of Police.
In line with the police boss, personnel have been deployed to susceptible factors similar to residential areas, markets, procuring malls, banks, and different vital nationwide infrastructure to ensure that they aren’t vandalised or attacked.
“Because of the collection of complaints acquired from Lagos and Ogun axis on the actions of some hoodlums who’re widespread criminals that got here out to be attacking harmless residents and depriving them of their properties.
“We additionally ensured that policemen that have been deployed adhere strictly to the power code of conduct and respect for the rights of Nigerian residents,” he added.
The IGP mentioned the police would supply escort for motion of medical personnel and aid supplies, whereas police water cannons have been offered for fumigation functions, particularly the FCT.