President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime has urged Nigerians to remain calm amid the Abuja terror attack alert.
Specifically, the FCT Administration called on Abuja residents to remain calm as security agencies are working to maintain law and order in the nation’s capital.
This is contained in a statement by FCT spokesman Muhammad Sule, on Tuesday.
The FCTA assured the residents that all necessary arrangements have been made to safeguard lives and property.
”As part of proactive measures, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Bello, convened an emergency security meeting where issues concerning the security alert given by some embassies in Abuja, to their citizens were exhaustively discussed and measures taken to sustain the current state of security and prevent any breach,” said the statement.
It disclosed that the minister during the meeting charged the security agencies to do all within their powers to protect FCT residents against bandits, terrorists and other criminal elements.
”The administration has not authorised the closure of any school; accordingly, the schools that have closed should, therefore, reopen forthwith,” added the statement.
The FCT minister restated his advice to residents to cooperate at all times with the security agencies by volunteering useful and timely information that would assist in nipping criminal attacks in the bud.
He also urged Abuja residents to go about their legitimate activities as all security agencies were fully mobilised to checkmate any attacks.
The U.S. Embassy in Nigeria on Sunday issued a security alert over the risk of terror attacks especially in the FCT.
“There is an elevated risk of terror attacks in Nigeria, specifically in Abuja,” said the alert. “Targets may include, but are not limited to, government buildings, places of worship, schools, markets, shopping malls, hotels, bars, restaurants, athletic gatherings, transport terminals, law enforcement facilities, and international organisations.”