Mohammed Adamu, the IGP has commanded the immediate deployment of anti-riot operatives to secure lives and property as well as protect government properties.
The PRO of the force DCP Frank Mba has announced on Tuesday that, the IGP has ordered the deployment of police officers to tighten the security Nationwide.
According to him, “The orders are coming on the heels of increasing attacks including acts of arson and malicious damage to public and private facilities as recorded in some states of the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Consequently, the Commissioners of Police in the thirty-six (36) States of the Federation and the FCT are to identify and isolate law-breakers from peaceful protesters; immediately arrest and diligently prosecute such perpetrators of violence in their respective Commands.”
He further stressed that, “The IGP notes that twelve (12) suspects have been arrested in connection with the attacks and arson on Police Stations in Benin, Edo State. Five (5) AK47 rifles earlier stolen from vandalized Police Stations have also been recovered”.
He added that, “The Inspector-General of Police calls on members of the public to avail the police with useful information that can lead to the re-arrest of the fleeing inmates, unlawfully released from Correctional facilities.
Meanwhile, the IGP has made it known to all parents to prevent their children from involving in violence and criminality as the Force will henceforth exercise the full powers of the law to prevent any further attempt on lives and property of citizens,”.