The Nigeria Police Force say they uncovered specific plots by some subversive elements who would be 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.
This was disclosed on Wednesday by the Force Public Relations Officer Frank Mba, stressing that these plots, which are politically motivated, are aimed at sabotaging oil installations with intended negative consequences on national security, economic development and global oil market.
Consequently, he said the Inspector General of Police, Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, had 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 had also been directed to put in place proactive measures aimed at neutralising these subversive threats and bringing the plotters to book, Mba said.
He said 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 statement said.
While urging citizens to remain vigilant and report all suspicious characters and plots to the law enforcement agents, the IGP reaffirmed 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, the statement added.