Finally, IGP Reacts to US, UK Abuja Terror Alert Says “It’s Not True”
- Earlier, the UK government insisted yesterday on its terror alert, despite assurances by the federal government that the country was safe
- The police boss on Saturday debunked reports that the Federal Capital Territory was being saturated with bombs and noted that it is false
- Akali Baba Usman further urged the public to always verify information before bringing it to the doorstep of the Force
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The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Akali Baba Usman, has said the recent security alert is not true.
The Police boss has therefore urged members of the public to always bring relevant information to the police before making it known to the public, The Punch reported.
Legit.ng reports that the United States and United Kingdom governments had released security alert, warning their citizens to steer clear of Abuja because of planned terrorist attacks.
Terror alert is false, IGP noted, urging Abuja residents to remain calm
IGP made this assertion on Saturday, October 29, while inaugurating a modern police station and barracks in Ibusa, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta state.
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“How can you entered the country and said there is security alert, you didn’t inform police, and you go around telling your people don’t go to Abuja, return from Abuja.
“When you have information on security, it is proper to inform the police and we will find way to tackle it, instead of taking it to the public.
“I am urging media not to help them spread such information. We are working in synergy with other security agencies to ensure the safety of residents.”
On the structure, IGP said the modern police stations and barracks had been built across six geo-political zones.
Amid terror alerts, vehicle bursts into flames near Justice Ministry in Abuja
There was panic on Friday, October 28, around Dalaba Street, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja. where the Ministry of Justice is located, over a fire outbreak from a Hilux vehicle.
It was gathered that the vehicle suddenly burst into flames on the expressway, leaving workers, passersby, and motorists in serious fear.
Sahara Reporters has it that the flames took over the vehicle for some minutes and badly damaged it before nearby motorists tried to put them out with extinguishers.
Terror alert: Buhari to relocate to Kaduna, sack NSA, service chiefs? Northerners spill
President Muhammadu Buhari had been urged to sack National Security Adviser (NSA) Babagana Monguno and the current service chiefs.
The call was made on Friday, October 28, by the Arewa Youth Assembly, a northern group.
This call came on the heels of terror alerts from the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK) which have also been confirmed by some other foreign nations.
According to the group in its statement released on Friday in Kaduna, President Buhari should immediately sack heads of the Department of State Services, and the National Intelligence Agency as well as the service chiefs.