The Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has assured that they have been on red alert and mounting surveillance of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, and the surrounding States, and advised that citizens within Abuja and its adjoining States remain calm and peaceful. This is on the back of a recent Nigeria Customs Service Memorandum which was leaked to the public. The supposed memo contained a warning from the leadership of the Customs Service warning its staff to beware of a probable planned terrorist attack on the Federal Capital Territory.
In a press statement signed and delivered by the Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, the Armed Forces said that they are working in synergy with other security and response agencies, especially the major intelligence agencies to ensure that the general public is safe. They said that preventive and preemptive intelligence are ongoing to deter criminals from causing further insecurity in the FCT and all other parts of the country.
Here below is the statement issued by Major General Enenche.
Press Release: Defence Headquarters Update
SECURITY ALERT: DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS ASSURES RESIDENTS OF FCT AND ADJOINING STATES OF SAFETY
The Defence Headquarters wish to reassure residents of FCT and other adjoining States that the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies have been on red alert to combat crime and ensure effective surveillance of the Federal Capital Territory and other States of the country. This is imperative sequel to a purported memorandum from the Nigeria Customs Service warning it’s staff on a possible attack on the FCT. 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 preemptive intelligence are ongoing. The general public is thus advised to go about their lawful businesses undeterred.
2. Furthermore, the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies wish to assure the general public that the offensives against the common enemies of this Nation will not cease until normalcy is restored in all parts of the country. Hence, the general public is equally enjoined to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity accordingly.
Defence Media Operations
6 September 2020.