The killing of Iranian General, Qassem Soleimani during an air strike suspected to be masterminded by America has gotten a spiral effects on Nigeria, as the Inspector General of Police has placed policemen across the country on red alert, especially on international diplomats and critical national assets.
The Nigerian Police Force in a statement on Sunday by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba said the alert is in line with intelligence gathering that some group sympathetic to Iranian course may stage attack in Nigeria.
The statement read a part, “The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has 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.
“The Police Commanders have been 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.
“Meanwhile, the IGP has assured all Nigerians and foreigners resident in Nigeria of adequate security. He has equally warned all potential troublemakers to steer clear of the streets and territory of Nigeria.”