The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, has directed police commands across the country to ensure that key and vulnerable points, places of worship and recreation centres were adequately protected during the Ramadan.
Arase gave the directive in a statement issued by Police Public Relations Officer at Force Headquarters, Olabisi Kolawole, an Acting Commissioner of Police, in Abuja on Monday.
It said that the directive was to enable worshippers and the general public to enjoy maximum fulfilment during and after the period, including the Eid-el Fitri celebration.
The statement said that Arase extended greetings to all Muslims in Nigeria as they welcomed this year’s holy month of Ramadan.
Arase expressed the belief that Almighty Allah would, in His infinite mercy, answer the fervent prayers of Muslim faithful and resolve Nigeria’s numerous challenges.
He solicited the prayers, support and understanding of Nigerians, and assured that “by God’s grace, the battle against crime and criminality will eventually be won.’’