The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has cautioned police operatives, particularly those detailed to man highways during the Yuletide, against misconduct.

The Force Spokesman, Frank Mba, who made this known in a statement in Abuja, said the Police Boss also warned operatives against abuse of rights of Nigerians and called for adherence to laid-down rules and standard operating procedures of the Force.

He said that reported cases of unprofessionalism, including extortion and intimidation of road users would be investigated and punished.

The Police Boss also directed zonal Assistant Inspector-Generals of Police and Commissioners of Police in-charge of Commands to strengthen crime-prevention strategies in their jurisdictions.

He said that the directive was to ensure peaceful and hitch-free Christmas and New Year Celebrations, adding that the Force had beefed up security across the country.