The police, Wednesday, said they have uncovered plans by some people masquerading as climate and environmental activists to carry out coordinated attacks on oil installations in Niger Delta and other states.
The force said their aim is to sabotage the oil installations to the detriment of the country.
Force Public Relations, DCP Frank Mba, disclosed in a statement on Wednesday CPs and other field commanders had been directed to take action aimed at “neutralising these subversive threats and bringing the plotters to book”.
Mba said that Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has therefore ordered Commissioners of Police, particularly in designated states to intensify their surveillance missions around oil facilities and other critical national infrastructure.
The statement said, “While urging citizens to remain vigilant, report all suspicious characters and plots to the law enforcement agencies, the IG reaffirms his commitment to adequate security of lives, the protection of national assets and the protection of the sanctity of our political freedom and democracy.”