Police uncover plots to attack, destroy oil facilities

Image result for Oil facilities in niger deltaThe Nigeria Police Force said it has uncovered specific plots by some 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 force in a statement by its spokesperson, Frank Mba, said the plots which are politically motivated, aimed at sabotaging oil installations with intended negative consequences on national security, economic development and global oil market.

It however, stated that the Inspector General of Police 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.



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