Death of Soleimani: Nigerian police commands on red alert

A Nigerian policeman in riot gear

Nigerian policemen in riot gear: ready for reactions on Iran

Nigerian policemen in riot gear: ready for reactions on Iran

Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has placed commands and formations nationwide on red alert over possible reactions from Nigerian muslim groups to the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani by the United States.

In a statement by Force PRO, Frank Mba, the IGP has taken the proactive measure following intelligence report that 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.

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“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.”