Ahead of the May 29 hand over date, the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has ordered Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Command Commissioners of Police to beef up security around all key and vulnerable installations nationwide.
The IG directed that critical infrastructures like petrol refilling stations, major hotels, National and State Houses of Assembly complexes, Eagle Square, Abuja, and other public places should be protected ahead of the inauguration of new administrations in the country in about a week time from now.
Arase, in a statement on Thursday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, explained that the move was necessary to ward off possible plans by insurgents to carry out violent and coordinated attacks on various installations and public places during the hand-over ceremony.
The IG also 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 Nigeria Police had perfected strategies to prepare a safe and secure ground for hitch-free inauguration of new governments nationwide.