The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has placed Police Commands and Formations nationwide on red alert.
This is coming on the heels of intelligence report that some “domestic interests” are planning to embark on massive public disturbances and sabotage to protest the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in an airstrike by the United States. Soleimani, who headed Iran’s elite Quds Force was killed in Baghdad, Iraq on Friday.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, DCP Frank Mba on Sunday in a statement said, “ This proactive measure follows Intelligence Report that sequel to the recent killing of an Iranian General; some domestic interests are planning to embark on massive public disturbances and sabotage.
“Consequently, Zonal AIGs and Command Commissioners of Police have been directed to ensure maximum surveillance and security of lives and property across the nation.
“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 statement added that IGP has assured all Nigerians and foreigners resident in Nigeria of adequate security. He has equally warned all potential troublemakers to steer clear of the streets and territory of Nigeria.