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

Shiites Protest Update: IGP Orders Police To Beef-Up Security Nationwide

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has ordered the immediate beef-up of security in all the States of the Federation especially the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja as a result of excessive Shiites protests in the Federal Capital Territory.

This is due to the series of protests by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shiites according to a statement signed on Friday by the spokesperson for the Nigerian Police Force Headquarters, Frank Mba.

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.

The IGP has however assured citizens that proactive measures including aerial surveillance of major cities have been put in place to ensure the safety and security of lives and property.

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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.

The Police boss also warned that protesters to not breach public peace while going about 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.

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