Kevwe Ebireri, Abuja
The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Abubakar, has ordered a massive security cordon around the Federal Capital Territory, FCT and its environs, in line with a Presidential directive and desire to host a hitch-free World Economic Forum.
In a detailed ‘Operational Order’ released on Sunday, Abubakar gave instructions for the immediate deployment of men and relevant security equipment to Abuja and the satellite towns around it so as to ensure a safe, secure and conducive atmosphere before, during and after the summit.
The IGP further directed police field commanders to step up tight security measures in all strategic locations and vulnerable points and further strengthen security at entry and exit points of the FCT, especially airports, hotels and highways and the conference venue.
He also charged the citizens residing in the city to show understanding and to continue to cooperate with the police and other security agencies in the special security operations.
Abubakar assured the conference participants, the citizenry, as well as members of the international community of adequate security, stressing that the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies have already put in place effective security measures for their safety and comfort.
The conference will take place between Wednesday-Friday this week.