*Killed General Quasem Soleimani
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu on Sunday took a proactive measure and issued a red alert nationwide in a bid to forestall any emergency following the killing of an Iranian General, Quasem Soleimani by the United States of America.
Soleimani, leader of the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guards, killed by a United States drone strike in Bagdad, Iraq, is a Shii’ite muslim. The IGP’s decision may not be unconnected with the fact that Nigerian extremist Muslims have a penchant for escalating Islamic related occurrences in other countries, which have no bearing with Nigeria.
A statement issued by Force PRO, Mr Frank Mba, said the IG had placed police commands and formations nationwide on red alert. “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”, it said. The Police commanders were 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.
The statement assured Nigerians and foreigners resident in Nigeria of adequate security and warned all potential troublemakers to steer clear of the streets and territory of Nigeria.