Nigeria’s police chief, Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday was said to have placed police commands and formations across the country on ‘red alert’ to ensure the safety of Nigerians and foreigners in the country.
Force spokesman, Frank Uba, issued a statement in which he hinted that the measure was taken due to intelligence reports which indicated that “some domestic interests were planning to embark on massive public disturbances and sabotage.”
All these were related to the recent killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani by the United States of America (USA) in Iraq.
Mba’s statement said “zonal AIGs and command commissioners of police have been directed to ensure maximum surveillance and security of life 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 the protection of critical national assets.”
He also said the IGP assured Nigerians and foreigners resident in the country of adequate security and “warned all troublemakers to steer clear of the streets and territory of Nigeria.”