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June 12: Deal with anyone who threatens security – IGP Baba

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commissioners of Police in the 36 states and FCT, to deal firmly with whoever threatens the nation’s security.

Baba stated this on Tuesday, during a meeting with strategic commanders of the Nigerian Police Force in Abuja while reacting to those who might want to take advantage of June 12 celebrations to threaten Nigeria internal security.

He whoever warned officers to remain civil with law abiding citizens.

“June 12 Democracy Day is days away. We’re currently reviewing the security situation, with a view to ensuring a hitch-free exercise.

“I must, however, remind you all of the need to remain civil with law abiding citizens, but firm with any person or group that may wish to take advantage of the event to threaten our internal security order,” the IGP said.

Baba’s directive comes amid speculation there might be protests around the country on June 12.

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