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Nigerians reacts as IGP Orders for security beef-up NATIONWIDE over Shia Protest
This is in the face of series of violent protest and unrest by members of the El-Zazakky group in the FCT. IGP said.
Nigeriabs react over order by Inspector General of Police to beef-up security nationwide over continued protest by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (Shiites).
IGP Mohammed Adamu, through a statement signed on Friday by the spokesperson for the Force Headquarters, Frank Mba, said is due to the series of protests by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shiites.
In his words: “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has ordered the immediate beef-up of security in all the States of the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. This is in the face of series of violent protest and unrest by members of the El-Zazakky group in the FCT,”
The police boss, also assured Nigerians that proactive measures including aerial surveillance of major cities have been initiated to ensure the safety and security of lives and property.
Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) nationwide have also been mandated by the IGP to ensure customised 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.
Adamu further warned protesters to observe public peace when embark on their demonstrations.
“The IGP has further advised all would-be 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.”
He, however, enjoins citizens to be wary of circulating unsubstantiated security advisories capable of creating undue fear, panic, and apprehension in the country.
In reaction to this, some Nigerians took to their social media, urged the President to obey court order to release Shia Leader.
Further advised the President to do the needful that resorting in hitting up the polite thereby endangering lives of Nigerians.