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Federal Government Allays Fear Over Alert On Terror Attack In Abuja

Federal Government Allays Fear Over Alert On Terror Attack In Abuja

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The Federal Government on Sunday assured that adequate security measures have been put in place to thwart any terror attack on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and elsewhere around the country.

The assurance came on the back of an alert that was issued via travel advisories from the governments of the United States and United Kingdom, in which it warned its citizens over threats by Boko Haram to attack the FCT during Christmas.

A statement by Segun Adeyemi, Special Adviser to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said “there is no cause for alarm despite the latest travel advisories by some Western countries”.

”We know that the terrorists, who have been massively degraded and put on the run, have been looking for soft targets to attack.

“This is the nature of terrorism all over the world, as can be seen in recent attacks in the UK, France and Egypt, among others.

”That is why the Nigerian security agencies have continued to be on the alert, even if their efforts have been largely unobtrusive so as not to disrupt the daily activities of the citizenry.

”Such efforts are routinely stepped up during religious festivals,” he said.

Mohammed said the Federal Government would continue to take adequate measures to protect the lives and properties of citizens and non-citizens alike.

He reiterated that the military remained unrelenting in ensuring that the terrorists neither regrouped nor regain the capacity to carry out organized attacks.

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