The Inspector General of Police IGP Mohammed Adamu has raised the alarm over plots by some Nigerians to carry out public disturbances and sabotage following the recent killing of an Iranian General.
The spokesman of the police, DCP Frank Mba who made this known in a statement said Adamu got intelligence report of the planned disturbance and decided to take proactive measures to avert the plan.
According to Mba, the police boss has directive all police formations to ensure maximum surveillance by deploying both covert and overt police operatives.
Parts of the statement read; “The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has placed Police Commands and Formations nationwide on red alert.
“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.
“Meanwhile, the 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”.