The Federal Capital Territory Command of the Nigeria Police Force on Monday confirmed the deployment of its detectives in churches, mosques and other public places in Abuja to prevent an alleged planned attack of the FCT by Boko Haram insurgents.
It was learnt that the police and other security agencies in the FCT held a security committee meeting on Saturday, which was chaired by the FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Bello, which also deliberated on the prevention of the insurgents’ attacks.
At the emergency security meeting were the FCT Commissioner of Police, Musa Kimo, the FCT Director of the Department of State Services, the Guards Brigade and Garrison Command of the Nigerian Army, the FCT Area Council Chairmen, the FCT Council of Chiefs, representatives of the Christian Association of Nigeria and the Abuja National Mosque, among others.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Usen Omorodion, said, “Yes, policemen have been deployed in all these public places. You will find policemen stationed at such places of public interests. The Explosive Ordinance Device Department also has its operatives involved. You will find them with their scanning machines at these places too.”
The Special Adviser on Media to the FCT Minister, Abubakar Sani, in a statement, said security agencies had declared their readiness to intensify intelligence, adding that the threat by the Boko Haram terrorists was not taken lightly by security chiefs.
Sani said, “The decision by the security chiefs was taken over the weekend at an emergency meeting of the FCT Security Committee. The security chiefs noted with concern the recent threat by the Boko Haram sect to attack the FCT, and warned that the threat is not being taken lightly. They assured that everything would be done to prevent attack on any part of the FCT.
Culled from: Punch Newspaper
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