The Nigeria Police Force released four emergency phone lines to the public on Thursday following recent consistent calls for security beef-up in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
Naija News reports that there has been consistent alarm from various stakeholders, including the United States and the United Kingdom, about terrorists planning to launch a major attack in Nigeria, particularly in the nation’s capital city. Speaking concerning the disturbing reports, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, today reiterated the force’s commitment in collaboration with other security agencies to ensure the safety of all residents within the country. While charging all Strategic Police Managers in charge of Commands and tactical formations within the country to beef up security in their respective jurisdictions, especially in the FCT, Baba directed that all emergency numbers across the country should be activated to full capacity for a 24/7 prompt response with combatant officers and men on standby to respond in case of emergencies and distress calls. Acting to the IGP’s directive, the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi in a statement on Thursday night said residents within the FCT are urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious or abnormal occurrence and persons to the Police through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883. “The IGP, therefore, allays the fear of residents in the FCT and admonishes them to go about their lawful businesses and normal social lives/engagements as all hands are on deck to nip any security threat in the bud and respond to distress calls promptly. “The IGP similarly reiterates the commitment of the Nigeria Police to eliminating all threats, as well as protection of lives and property of all residents of the country,” the statement read.
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