The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has put Police commands and formations nationwide on red alert due to intelligence report that some “domestic interests are planning massive public disturbance” in Nigeria in response to the killing of Qassem Soleimani.
Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, was killed in an air strike by the US force on January 3.
The IG in a statement on Sunday, directed police commanders to ensure strategic deployments of both overt and covert Police operatives to ensure adequate security and safety of citizens across the country.
The statement read, “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.
“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 IG assured all Nigerians and foreigners in Nigeria of adequate security and also warned all potential troublemakers to steer clear of the streets and territory of Nigeria.