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IG Orders Tight Security Nationwide for May 29 Handover

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 Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, has ordered Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General and Command Commissioners of the Police to strengthen security around all key and vulnerable points nationwide ahead of the May 29, 2015 handover of power.

The IG has given orders that critical infrastructures like filling stations, major hotels, National and State Houses of Assembly, Eagle Square, Abuja, and other public places should be well protected ahead of the May 29, 2015 inauguration of new administrations in the country.

Arase, in a statement issued on Thursday, May 21, 2015 by the Force Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Police, Emmanuel Ojukwu, explained that this was necessary to prevent the possibility of any violent group using the opportunity of the date to stage attacks on any important installations or public places during the hand-over ceremony.

The Police High Command urged members of the public to continue collaborating with officers and men of the Nigeria Police and other security agencies to stamp out crimes, including terrorism.

The statement noted that the police had perfected strategies to prepare a safe and secure ground for hitch-free inauguration nationwide.

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