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Killing of American Ambassador: Nigerian Police tightens security at US Embassy
Following the killing of the United States of America’s [USA] Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens and three others by some Islamist gunmen in Benghazi, the Nigerian Inspector General of Police [IGP], Mohammed Abubakar yesterday tightened up security around US Embassy in Nigeria.
The killing of the American Representative in Libya was said to have been caused by a mob, who are blaming an American Film for releasing a video that allegedly insulted Prophet Mohammad.
According to a statement issued by the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer Frank Mba , it was declared thus, “Consequently, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar, has placed all police formations across the federation on red alert. In this regard, the IGP has directed all zonal AIGs and Command Commissioners of Police to ensure a 24-hour water-tight security in and around all Embassies and Foreign Missions in Nigeria as well as other vulnerable targets.
“In addition, the AIG in charge of Intelligence and Commissioners of Police in charge of the various Police Special Squads, such as the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Police Mobile Force (PMF) and Special Protection Unit (SPU) have been directed to ensure that their personnel are strategically deployed to prevent and nip all potential crises in the bud.
“While assuring law abiding citizens of the readiness and capacity of the Nigeria Police to provide adequate security for life and property, the IGP warned potential trouble makers to stay off the streets of Nigeria as the nation’s security agencies will bring to bear the full weight of the law on all laws breakers.
“The IGP also advised parents and guardians to monitor their wards closely to protect them from negative influences of mischief makers who may want to lure them into criminal and unwholesome acts.”
Meanwhile, President Obama had also stated that the United Stated was committed towards ensuring that its embassies and High Commissions all over the world are further equipped in terms of security just to avert similar incident in future.