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Military allays fears of alleged terrorist attacks, assures residents of Abuja, adjoining States, of security

The Armed Forces of Nigeria on Sunday assured residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and other adjoining States of their safety.

This is sequel to an alleged memorandum from the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) warning its staff of a possible terrorist attacks on the FCT and neighbouring States.

The terrorist attacks was allegedly being hatched by Boko Haram or its splinter group, the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist group.

Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, said in a statement that the military is working together with other security agencies towards preventing any threat or breach of security in the region.

According to the statement by Enenche, “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 its 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.

“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.”

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