The FCT Police Command has mentioned there was no deliberate terrorist assault within the territory, at the same time as safety deployment in and round social and demanding infrastructures have been stregthened.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, DSP Josephine Adeh, in a press assertion, Thursday in Abuja, mentioned: “The eye of the FCT Police Command has been drawn to a collection of deceptive writeups tagged: Safety Alert in circulation on the favored social media platform WhatsApp and plenty of others, suggesting an ongoing plan and coordination of a terrorist assault on some areas, social, and demanding infrastructures within the FCT.
“The misguided information is a product of misguided and attention-seeking people, focused at selling panic and apprehension within the minds of residents.
“It’s unfounded and ought to be disregarded because the mountains and hills so talked about have in latest occasions witnessed heavy deployment of tactical and Intelligence property of the police and sister safety companies sweeping by way of them on intelligence gathering routines workout routines and dislodging the attainable habitation of felony parts, an train which is promised to be sustained.
“Whereas critically investigating the assertion with a view to establish its root trigger and validity, It has been found that searching actions have been one of many misinterpreted actions on the hills and mountains in a few of the areas so talked about, subsequently, the police in collaboration with conventional authorities of those areas have suspended such actions in a bid to douse public apprehension.
“Additionally, previous to the emergence of those misguided writeups, the police and sister safety companies in a bid to proactively safe these infrastructures have made sufficient deployment of human and materials assets whose presence might have been erroneously summarized as a preparation for an envisaged terrorist assault.”
Based on the assertion, “Consequent upon the above, the FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Babaji Sunday, whereas reassuring residents of the command’s unflinching dedication to bringing crime and criminality within the territory to its barest minimal, needs to state that these areas and the FCT as a complete is protected.
“He, subsequently, urges members of the general public to go about their lawful duties with out the concern of harassment or molestation of any form and from any quarters.
“To enrich the above, further deployments have been made to the areas talked about within the viral writeups amidst intensified surveillance and monitoring. Residents are subsequently urged to stay vigilant, and report any suspicious or irregular prevalence to the Police by way of the next emergency strains: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, whereas the Public Criticism Bureau (PCB) desk, could possibly be reached on: 0902 222 2352.”