The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has ordered a 24 hours surveillance on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its environs.
Naija News reports that the Police IG gave the order while reacting to the Tuesday’s Shiite protesters attack that left some dead and several injured.
The order by the IGP is to avoid the break down of law and order.
The order by the IGP was made known in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) in Abuja, DCP Frank Mba.
Adamu said the protest by the group at the National Assembly led to assault and injury to Police personnel on lawful duty as well as wilful damage to public properties.
“The Commissioners of Police and their supervisory Assistant Inspectors General of Police in States contiguous to the FCT are also placed on the alert to ensure maximum security.
“While noting that the force is not against citizens expressing their grouse against the state, the I-G stressed that such ventilation must be done through legitimate and acceptable processes.
“The I-G, therefore, warned that citizens should not test the collective will of the people and the state by engaging in lawless acts likely to cause the breach of the peace,” he said.
Adamu ordered a speedy and diligent investigation into the incident with a view of bringing the persons connected to the incident to book.