Security has been beefed up by the police and other security agencies around all the foreign missions in the country with the deployment of more regular and undercover operatives
This decision was taken after a plot by some Boko Haram elements to bomb the United States embassy, United Kingdom High Commission and other western interests in the Federal Capital Territory.
The plot was foiled by the Department of State Services in March, 2017 and five suspects were also arrested in connection with the incident.
Findings by our correspondent indicated that the police which had special diplomatic security unit for the foreign missions, had deployed additional men to protect the embassies and consulates across the country.
A source explained that many undercover agents had also been embedded in the security units to strengthen the police teams in place.
The source said, “In addition to the regular personnel providing security for the missions, more operatives have been deployed to beef up the security and ensure that the embassies and consulates are impregnable.”
He added, “The casual observer may not notice any change in the security architecture of the missions, but I can tell you that we have further fortified the embassies and other critical infrastructure to discourage attacks by criminal elements.”
The Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, confirmed the development, but added that the security around the missions was heightened before the DSS foiled the alleged terror plot.
“Even before the DSS said it foiled the alleged plot, they (policemen) had been on red alert and we had done adequate and elaborate deployment, the security around the embassies had been beefed up throughout the country. The IG had directed the personnel and the commanding officer responsible for deployment of the men to ensure that adequate personnel were deployed and supervised,” he explained.
Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police has directed Assistant Inspectors -General of Police in charge of Zonal commands and Commissioners of Police nationwide to be on ground throughout the Easter celebration to supervise and implement the robust security arrangements.
He also ordered a massive deployment of police personnel throughout the country for crime prevention and control during the celebration.
Moshood in a statement said the personnel deployment would cover places of worship, recreation centres, and venues of celebration, other public places and private facilities.
“Consistent surveillance, intelligence gathering and continuous raid of criminal hideouts, black spots, flash/ vulnerable points are already ongoing and will be sustained throughout the period,” he stated.
The police said vehicular and foot patrols and adequate visibility policing would also be done to guarantee safety of lives and property throughout the period.
The Force urged the public to cooperate with the personnel of the Police Highway patrol teams, the Special Anti-robbery Squads and other police units deployed to prevent crime on the highways and major roads across the country.
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )
BREAKING: NBC Sanctions AIT, Channels, AriseTV Over Lekki Shooting
Three Nigerian television broadcasting media houses have been fined a sum of nine million Naira (N9,000,000) by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC over the coverage of the nationwide #EndSARS protest against police brutality.
Channels Television, AIT and Arise TV were each awarded an N3m fine over “unprofessional coverage” of the EndSARS protests across the nation.
The declaration was announced during a press conference on Monday, October 26 at the federal capital territory, Abuja, by the acting Director-General of the NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba.
Shehu Sani Reacts As FG Considers Giving Electricity To Chad
Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has described the plan of the Federal Government to export electricity to Chad as absurd.
In a report circulated by PUNCH, it is believed that the federal government is considering supplying electricity to the Republic of Chad following a recent request by the neighboring country.
This follows a statement by the government-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria that a meeting was held last week to discuss the possibilities of connecting the neighboring country.
The report has led to widespread condemnation of the government by Nigerians, querying how a country that doesn’t have stable electricity plans to export the little it generates.
Reacting to the report, the former lawmaker wrote:
“The idea of the FG exporting electricity to Chad in the midst of our ‘national darkness’ is absurd.”
The idea of the FG exporting electricity to Chad in the midst of our ‘national darkness’ is absurd.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) October 26, 2020
NASS Will Secure Justice For Police Brutality Victims, Ensure Five-Point Demands Are Implemented – Lawan
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has assured that the National Assembly will get justice for victims of police brutality.
Lawan said the legislature will collaborate with the executive to ensure that rights abuses by personnel of the disbanded Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are probed.
The lawmaker, in a statement on Monday, noted that the government has shown a commitment to implement the five-point demands of the #EndSARS protesters.
“I want to seize this opportunity to re-assure our youths that the National Assembly will collaborate with the Executive to ensure justice for victims of misconduct and rights abuses by personnel of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police.
“In the same vein, to discourage impunity, we will insist that the perpetrators of the alleged abuses be prosecuted and sanctioned as appropriate.”
He condoled with the victims of the reprehensible violence and criminality witnessed in the last few days in many parts of the country.
“I send my condolences to the families of our security and law enforcement agents who have made the supreme sacrifices in the course of their service to their fatherland.
He, however, condemned the arson, violence, and looting in several parts of the country.
“I also call for a thorough investigation of every criminal act that we have witnessed in the past few weeks with a view to bringing to justice all those elements who have so callously destroyed public and private property”.
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