BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – Following the killing of an Iranian top Army commander, General Qassem Soleimani in airstrikes by the United States in Baghdad, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has placed Police Commands and Formations nationwide on red alert.
A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba said the proactive measure followed intelligence report that sequel to the recent killing of General Soleimani, some domestic interests are planning to embark on massive public disturbances and sabotage.
He said that towards this end, Zonal AIGs and Command Commissioners of Police have been directed to ensure maximum surveillance and security of lives and property across the nation.
DCP Mba further said; “The Police Commanders have been directed to ensure strategic deployments of both overt and covert Police operatives to ensure adequate security and safety of citizens, foreigners especially diplomats and diplomatic missions domiciled in Nigeria as well as the protection of critical national assets.”
The IGP however assured Nigerians and foreigners resident in the country of adequate security just as he warned all potential troublemakers to steer clear of the streets and territory of Nigeria.