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Shiites Vs Police: IGP Adamu Sends ‘Emergency Message’ To Senior Police Officers



IGP Mohammed Adamu

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has given a fresh order ordered to senior police officers in the country to beef-up the security in all the States of the Federation.

Naija News understands that the directive also called for the beef-up of the security in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, where the Shiites and the Police had series of clash.

The fresh directive by Adamu comes after series of violent protest and unrest by members of the Ibrahim El-Zakzaky’s group (Shiites) in the federal capital territory.

A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba said that IGP Adamu had assured citizens that proactive measures, including aerial surveillance of major cities had been initiated to ensure the safety and security of lives and property of all Nigerians.

“In addition, Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) nationwide have been mandated to ensure customized 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,” he said.

Mba however, enjoined citizens to be wary of circulating unsubstantiated security advisories capable of creating undue fear, panic and apprehension in the country.

Meanwhile, Adamu had advised 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.