The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered that there should be water-tight security around embassies, foreign missions, foreigners and their businesses within Nigeria.
According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, the order follows attacks on Shoprite outlets in the Lekki area of Lagos State among others on Tuesday. “This order is against the backdrop of the unfortunate attack on Shoprite outlets in Lekki Area of Lagos State on 3rd September 2019 by some miscreants who attacked and looted the Malls ostensibly under the pretext of protesting against the incessant “xenophobic” attacks in South Africa,” the statement read.
“To this end, all Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commissioners of Police across the Federation have been placed on red alert to ensure no similar violence is replicated within the country”.
The IGP condemned the violent attacks adding that three police officers were seriously injured and a Police operational vehicle was set ablaze.