Terror Alert: Police Say No Cause For Alarm
The residents of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa and Yobe have been assured of maximum security following the red alert recently issued by the U.S. and UK missions on possible terror attacks.
This assurance was made in a statement on Monday evening by the Force's spokesman, Jimoh Moshood.
Moshood stated that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, had ordered Commissioners of Police and their supervising Assistant Inspectors-General of Police in charge of Zonal and State Commands across Nigeria to be on red-alert and beef up security throughout the concerned states and other parts of Nigeria.
“It could be recalled that following the recent Boko Haram attacks on soft targets in Adamawa and Borno states, the IGP ordered all commissioners of police in charge of state commands and their supervising Assistant Inspectors- General of Police and their personnel nationwide to be on red-alert with effect from November 21, 2017.
"This is to nip in the bud and prevent the spread of further attacks in the affected states and other states of the federation.
"Notwithstanding the recent cautions and warnings by the U.S. and UK missions in Nigeria of possible attacks by Boko Haram insurgents on soft targets in FCT, Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa and Yobe, the IGP has re-emphasised his directive to the officers to remain on red alert,” the statement read.
The police spokesperson said the Commissioners of Police in the identified states were under strict instructions to hold stakeholders’ meetings with the people in their areas of responsibility.
In addition, he said, they had been ordered to strengthen security in their areas and carry out massive deployment of police personnel and equipment in the identified vulnerable locations and perceived/prone soft targets.
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