The inspector general of police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba has directed the police personnel and operational assets deployments to schools and colleges around the country to ensure the protection of schools and colleges, particularly boarding schools, tertiary institutions, and its campuses in areas prone to security breaches around the country.
This directive was issued at the management meeting of the Force management team at the IGP Force headquarters, Abuja, on Tuesday.
He 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.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who disclosed this in a statement said 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.
“The IGP has equally directed detectives/operatives of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID) and the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) to ensure sustained surveillance and intelligence gathering activities within various school environments while the Police Airwing has been directed to extend its aerial patrols to the six geo-political zones of the country.”
He assured Nigerians that all hands would be on deck to ensure a safe environment for all pupils and students in the various schools and colleges of learning within the country.