FCT SECURITY: IGP orders additional deployment of assets to strategic areas
Alkali Baba Usman, the Inspector General of Police, has directed the deployment of extra assets to crucial locations of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The development follows previous allegations of kidnappings and attacks on the outskirts and within the nation’s capital.
On Friday, gunmen allegedly attacked members of the Nigerian Army Presidential Guards Brigade’s 7 Guards Battalion.
The incident, which occurred late at night near Abuja’s Bwari Area Council, injured three troops and killed eight others.
Following the event, the Ministry of Education ordered the Federal Government College, Kwali, in the FCT to close immediately due to security concerns.
In a signal signed by Force Public Relations Officer Muyiwa Adejobi on Tuesday, he stated that the Force Intelligence Bureau has been entrusted with aggressive intelligence collecting and information sharing with other agencies, implying that the police are not leaving any stone unturned.
Adejobi advised all inhabitants of the FCT to work together with the police and other security services to avoid any unpleasant situations.
“FCT SECURITY: We are not leaving any stone unturned in fortifying the Federal Capital Territory and its surrounds,” said the alert.The IGP has ordered for additional deployment of assets to Strategic areas of the FCT while the Force Intelligence Bureau has been charged on robust Intelligence gathering and information sharing amongst other agencies. All residents of the FCT are urged to synergise and be on the same page with the Police and other security agencies in making sure that we forestall any ugly incidents in and around the FCT.”