IGP Mohammed Adamu

Nigeria’s number one police officer, Mohammed Adamu, Friday ordered the immediate beef-up of security nationwide on the back of protests by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shiites.

“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni, has ordered the immediate beef-up of security in all the States of the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. This is in the face of series of violent protest and unrest by members of the El-Zazakky group in the FCT,” a statement from spokesperson for the Force Headquarters, Frank Mba, read.

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The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Concise News has learned, assured citizens that aerial surveillance of major cities have been put in place to ensure the safety and security of lives and property.

According to the statement, Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) nationwide have also been mandated by the IGP to ensure customised security arrangements are put in place in their Area of Responsibilities (AORs) to checkmate the activities of criminals and any possible threat to public peace.

The police chief also warned that protesters to not breach public peace while going about their demonstrations.

“The IGP has further advised all would-be protesters to ensure they express their grievances within the ambit of the law so as not to infringe on the constitutional rights of other citizens or cause a breach of public peace,” the statement read.