Stop flaunting wealth on social media - IGP.
Ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebrations in Nigeria, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has issued fresh directives and security measures to ensure a crime-free yuletide season.
The statement released on Thursday by the Police Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, warned Nigerians against the flaunting of wealth on social media.
Adamu also directed officers' deployment on major highways, airports, railway stations, recreational centers, motor – parks, places of worship, financial institutions, etc., to provide adequate security and protection during this festive season.
"The IGP gave the directives to all Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Commissioners of Police in charge of Zonal and State Commands nationwide to ensure a peaceful celebration.
"The IGP equally directed the Strategic Officers to ensure massive deployment of intelligence and other operational assets of the Force particularly on major highways, airports, railway stations, recreational centres, motor – parks, places of worship, financial institutions, etc."
"They are also to ensure that personnel deployed are adequately supervised for utmost professionalism in the discharge of their duties. He warned that acts bordering on indiscipline, extortion and intimidation of travellers and other road users will not be condoned."
The IGP, while congratulating Christians on the event of Christmas celebration, he urged all citizens to guard against exposing themselves to security risk and take precautionary measures against the ravaging COVID-19.
"Meanwhile, the IGP enjoined Nigerians to take precautionary measures to reduce exposure to security risks and the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic. He stressed that citizens should avoid night travels, over-speeding, over-loading, stopping on lonely highways, and unnecessary flaunting of personal details/wealth on social media.
Citizens are also enjoined to voluntarily adhere to the COVID-19 prevention regulations and protocols to prevent the virus's further spread.
"The IGP, on behalf of the entire officers of the Force, wishes Nigerians a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year in advance," the statement said.