The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba has directed top police personnel to boost security in and around schools, colleges, and student-based communities across the country.
Baba who gave the directive at the management meeting of the Force Management Team at the IGP Conference Hall within the Force Headquarters in Abuja, said the directive was important to ensure the protection of schools and colleges, particularly boarding schools, tertiary institutions and their campuses, in areas prone to security breaches.
The IGP specifically asked all state Commissioners of Police (CPs), tactical commanders, as well as their supervising Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) to explore all available options and think outside the box to secure the schools, while reiterating the commitment of his administration to diversifying resources towards sustainable security and safety of all and sundry in Nigeria.
A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi disclosed that the meeting reviewed the general situation in the country, including the security of schools and colleges as a result of some isolated incidences reported in some schools.
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