The Nigeria Police Force has announced the discovery of plots by those it called ‘subversive elements masquerading as climate and environmental activists’ to commence massive and coordinated attacks on oil installations across the country, especially in the Niger-Delta region and adjoining States.
The plots which, according to a statement today, Wednesday by the Force’s spokesman, Frank Mba, are politically motivated and are aimed at sabotaging oil installations with intended negative consequences on national security, economic development and global oil market.
The statement said that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed A Adamu, has ordered Commissioners of Police nationwide, and particularly in designated States to intensify their surveillance missions around oil facilities and other critical national infrastructure.
“The Commissioners of Police and other field Commanders have also been directed to put in place proactive measures aimed at neutralizing these subversive threats and bringing the plotters to book.
“The IGP warned of dire consequences for persons or group of persons who may want to resort, to the use of violence or threat of violence, in advancing their political or economic goals.”
The police advised the citizens to remain vigilant and to report all suspicious characters and plots to the law enforcement agents.
The statement quoted the police boss that he is committed to ensuring the adequate security of lives, the protection of national assets and the protection of the sanctity of our political freedom and democracy.