Many Nigerians have been reacting to the ‘Red Alert’ issued by the Nigeria Police Force over the death of Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, by an American drone attack.
This Inspector General of Police issued this alert on Twitter yesterday:
DEATH OF IRANIAN GENERAL: IGP PLACES POLICEMEN ON RED ALERT NATIONWIDE
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has placed Police Commands and Formations nationwide on red alert.
— Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) January 5, 2020
The above tweet was followed by another saying:
“This proactive measure follows Intelligence Report that sequel to the recent killing of an Iranian General; some domestic interests are planning to embark on massive public disturbances and sabotage”.
In reaction to the tweet, however, Nigerians are of the opinion that men and officers would simply use the heightened security measures as an excuse for indiscriminate arrests.
Na lie una dey talk…..just say u are preparing ground to kill innocent civilians as u usually does.
— Rabs Gilima (@GilimaRabiu) January 5, 2020
Intelligence ko intelligence ni. When ur men are busy extorting Nigerians here and there… It is pitiable to say the least.
— Raymond (@JimRaymond12) January 6, 2020
Wetin concern us I beg?
— gbengene momo (@gbengeneMomo_1) January 5, 2020
How is it ur business oo… Alert ke
— LAST ABOKI (@onikoyi_olawale) January 5, 2020