The Nigeria Police, Wednesday, said it has uncovered plots by some elements masquerading as climate and environmental activists to attacks oil installations across the country especially in the Niger-Delta region and adjoining States.
In a statement published via its official twitter account, @PoliceNG, the force said the planned attacks are politically motivated.
According to the statement, the attacks are aimed at sabotaging oil installations with intended negative consequences on national security, economic development and global oil market.
“Consequently, the Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP M.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 statement reads.
The CPs and other field commanders were also directed to put in place proactive measures aimed at neutralizing “these subversive threats and bringing the plotters to book.”
The statement further said that 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.
“While urging citizens to remain vigilant, report all suspicious characters and plots to the law enforcement agents, the IGP reaffirms his commitment to ensuring the adequate security of lives, the protection of national assets and the protection of the sanctity of our political freedom and democracy,” it assured.