Nigeria: IGP Orders For Deployment Of Anti-Riot Police Nationwide

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The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has ordered immediate nationwide deployment of anti-riot police unit – the Police Mobile Force to protect lives and property of all Nigerians and secure critical national infrastructure across the country.

The IGP has also ordered massive deployment of Police operatives to strengthen security around Correctional facilities nationwide.

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.

Consequently, the Commissioners of Police in the thirty-six States of the Federation and the FCT are to identify and isolate law-breakers from peaceful protesters.

The IGP notes that twelve suspects have been arrested in connection with the attacks and arson on Police Stations in Benin, Edo State. Five AK47 rifles earlier stolen from vandalized Police Stations have also been recovered.

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.

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