Security agencies in Nigeria have urged Nigerians, especially within the FCT not to panic over the security alert that terrorists are planing violent attack on the city.
Recall that the United State Embassy issued a security advisory of an imminent terrorist attack on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The advisory warning went viral and gained wide acceptance, which caused several reactions from top government officials and agencies.
The Department of State Services (DSS) reacted a few hours to the US’s release of the security warning.
There were reports that Boko Haram members flood Abuja, disguised as mechanics, carpenters, and the likes.
The Daily Trust newspaper report revealed that some Boko Haram members had infiltrated the nation’s capital.
The DSS urged residents not to panic but take precautionary measures, remain alert, and help with any useful information to clamp down on any attempt by terrorists to launch an attack.
Similarly, the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) also issued a statement on Monday, October 24, stating that strategic plans are already in place to fortify all police units.
There are reports that some ISWAP commanders are living within the civilian population masterminding plans to launch a terror attack.
“We have gone far in securing not only the FCT but Nigeria at large…The terrorists have no hiding place anymore because we are tracking and picking them.
“We know all their antics. Many of them are working as mechanics, tailors, carpenters, labourers, and even experts in some fields…We know what is happening.”