in ,

Nigeria orders police red alert over US/Iran faceoff 

By Danmaryam Zayamu
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, says intelligence report has shown that some domestic interests are planning to embark on massive public disturbances and sabotage following the killing of the Iranian General, Qassem Soleimani, few days ago, by the US Army.
He, therefore, ordered police commands and formations across the country to be on the red alert to counter any public disturbance.
It would be recalled that  Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds military force and one of the most powerful figures in the Islamic Republic, was killed early Friday in an airstrike in Baghdad.
The Iranian government announced Sunday it would no longer abide by the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal, lifting restrictions on centrifuges, uranium enrichment and more. President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the deal in 2018.
In a statement issued by the Force spokesman, Mr. Frank Mba, said that “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.”
In the statement, the IGP however, 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.

Written by ExpressDay

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

NSITF pays N.82bn to injured workers in 2019

Buhari mourns Atomic Energy boss, others