The IGP has also directed that all emergency numbers across the country should be activated to full capacity for a 24/7 prompt response.
In a bid to avert any attack by terrorists, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba has released emergency numbers nationwide on Thursday, October 27, 2022 for residents within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to report any suspicious or abnormal activity.
In a statement by the force spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Inspector General of Police said the police are working in collaboration with other security agencies, to ensure the safety of all Nigerians.
He said officers in charge of commands and tactical formations have been charged to beef up security in their jurisdictions, adding that there is no imminent or impending attack on the nation’s capital as raised by the United States.
The Inspector General of Police has also directed that all emergency numbers across the country should be activated to full capacity for a 24/7 prompt response.
The statement reads in part: “Residents within the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) are urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious or abnormal occurrence and persons to the Police through the following emergency numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883.”
Meanwhile, the Department of State Services, the National Intelligence Agency, the police, and other security agencies have arrested some suspected terrorists in Abuja, Mararaba and other towns.
According to The Punch, the terror suspects were apprehended at their hideouts in different locations in Abuja, Mararaba, and other satellite towns in the Federal Capital Territory.
The suspects were arrested amid heightened tension over a likely terrorist attack in Abuja.
On Thursday, Jabi Lake Mall, a popular mall in Abuja shut operations over security concerns.
The FCT Administration has also demolished shanties on Law School land, as part of security measures.
Source: Pulse NG