Shiite Protest: IGP Mohammed Adamu Orders 24 Hours Police Surveillance In FCT, Abuja

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The Inspector General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu on Tuesday ordered 24 hours surveillance on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its environs to forestall break down of law and order.

A statement by DCP Frank Mba, the force public relations officer in Abuja said the IGP gave the order following a violent protest by members of the El-Zakzakky Group in Abuja.

The statement warned the citizens not to test the collective will of the People and the State by engaging in lawless acts likely to cause the breach of peace.

“The Commissioners of Police and their supervisory Assistant Inspectors General of Police in States contiguous to the FCT are also placed on the alert to ensure maximum security.

“While noting that the force is not against citizens expressing their grouse against the state, the I-G stressed that such ventilations must be done through legitimate and acceptable processes.

“The I-G, therefore, warned that citizens should not test the collective will of the people and the state by engaging in lawless acts likely to cause the breach of the peace,” he said.

He also directed the AIG in charge of Police Medical Department to ensure that proper and prompt medical attention is given to the injured officers and wished the victims quick recovery.

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