The Nigeria Police have quashed claims that there is a real terror threat on Abuja.
This is coming after the United States, Canada, Ireland and other foreign embassies in the country closed down, haven earlier warned their citizens to be “careful.”
Switch Nigeria also reported that Jabi Lake Mall located in the FCT also closed business indefinitely, until further notice.
Lai Mohammed had insisted that Nigeria is safe.
The Nigeria police released a statement on Saturday, siding with Lai Mohammed, Minister for Information and Culture.
The statement titled “TERROR THREAT” read, “It is surprising and disheartening to read in the news and on social media that bombs are being planted in every area of the Federal Capital Territory, even from some individuals who are presumed to be peace ambassadors and patriotic agents of national unity in Nigeria.
“I dont think it will do our country any good to continually spread such fearful rumours to further create more panic to citizens and residents of the FCT and Nigeria at large.
“We still reiterate that the Federal Capital Territory is safe and there is no imminent threat, neither is the FCT being saturated with bombs as speculated in the news. We therefore urge residents of the FCT and Nigerians at large to disregard this fake news which was purportedly sponsored to create fear in our people and heat up the polity.”
The statement signed by the PRO of the Police Headquarters Abuja, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi goes against what many believe is part of a grand a plan to suspend next year’s polls.