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Fresh Security Measures: Police Launches ‘Visibility Policing Operation’ Nationwide

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The Nigeria Police is to commence the Visibility Policing Operation across the country, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba has ordered.

He gave the directives at a meeting with Strategic Police Managers, including Assistant Inspectors-General of Police, Commissioners of Police, and the Force Management Team at Force Headquarters, in Abuja.

He charged them to take into cognisance crime mapping strategies, massive deployment of operational, intelligence assets and manpower.

The IGP expressed concern over the proliferation of arms in sub-Saharan Africa which has consequently led to an increase in security threats within the nation, notably the attack on the Kuje Correctional Facility in Abuja.

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The Police Chief acknowledged the compliance level of strategic managers in identifying vulnerabilities at custodial facilities in their respective areas and complementing the Correctional Service in upscaling security in and around such facilities to forestall further security breaches.

Commenting on the recently concluded Ekiti and Osun State Gubernatorial Elections, the IGP commended the police managers for the exceptional level of professionalism displayed during the elections.

He charged them to draw on the success of enhancing election security management operations during the 2023 general elections.

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The IGP noted that plans have been concluded for the commencement of the Election Security Management Workshop organized by the Force in conjunction with Solar Security and Consult Company Limited.

The “Train-the-trainers” workshop was designed to broaden the knowledge and operational competence of strategic officers and will hold across the six geo-political zones of the country in August.

Attendees will include about 400 police officers, and personnel from the Military, Department of State Services, and other security agencies who complement the police in election security management.

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The Inspector-General of Police, emphasized the importance of the protection of fundamental human rights as enshrined in the Constitution.

He charged all officers to discharge their duties professionally in line with the dictates of the law, as anyone who tramples on citizens’ rights would be promptly dealt with.

Comrade James Ezema is a veteran journalist and media consultant. He is a political strategist. He can be reached on +2348035823617 via call or WhatsApp.

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