The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has stated that the nation’s security was prepared to foil terrorists attack on the Federal Capital Territory.
The DHQ explained that the armed forces and other security agencies would ensure effective surveillance of the nation’s capital and other states, adding that they (security agencies) have been placed on red alert following reports that the Boko Haram terrorist group were plotting to attack Abuja.
A security report from the Nigeria Customs Service had indicated that the terrorist group have flooded the FCT and were planning to launch coordinated attacks on five locations.
According to NCS, the Boko Haram terrorists set up their camps at the Kunyam bush along Airport Road, off DIA Staff Quarters, Abuja; Robochi/Gwagwalada forest; Kwaku forest, Kuje, Abuja; Unaisha forest in the Toto Local Government of Nasarawa State; and Gegu forest, close to Idu town in Kogi State.
A statement titled ‘Security alert: Defence headquarters assured residents of FCT and adjoining states of safety,’ by the DHQ, reads below in parts;
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria working together with other security and response agencies particularly the core intelligence agencies hereby assure the general public that preventive and pre-emptive intelligence is ongoing. The general public is thus advised to go about their lawful businesses undeterred,” Maj. Gen. John Enenche, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, stated.
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