Tension in the city of Abuja as suspected hoodlums attacked the Dutse Makaranta Police Station , Kubwa , Abuja , set It ablaze.
It was also confirmed that The station and a church were said to have been razed during a clash between security operatives and hoodlums on Tuesday .
The incident was also said to have led to the death of three persons.
This is happening as the Inspector -General of Police , Mohammed Adamu , has ordered the deployment of riot policemen nationwide to protect lives and property .
The IG also deployed police operatives to strengthen security around custodial facilities nationwide .
A statement on Tuesday , by the force spokesman , DCP Frank Mba , titled , ‘Attacks on police facilities , others : IG orders deployment of anti- riot police officers ,’ explained that 12 suspects have been arrested in connection with the attack on two custodial facilities and a police station in Edo State , on Monday .
Five rifles allegedly stolen from the police station were also recovered .
The statement read , “The Inspector -General of Police , M . Adamu , has ordered immediate nationwide deployment of anti – riot police unit – the Police Mobile Force to protect lives and property of all Nigerians and secure critical national infrastructure across the country .
” The IGP has also ordered massive deployment of police operatives to strengthen security around correctional facilities nationwide .
“Consequently , the Commissioners of Police in the 36 states of the Federation and the FCT are to identify and isolate law -breakers from peaceful protesters ; immediately arrest and diligently prosecute such perpetrators of violence in their respective commands . ”
The police enjoined the members of the public to avail the force with useful information that can lead to the re -arrest of the fleeing inmates , unlawfully released from the correctional facilities .
The IG advised parents / guardians to prevail on their children/ wards to steer clear of acts of violence and criminality “as the Force will henceforth , exercise the full powers of the law to prevent any further attempt on lives and property of citizens .”