FCT Police Debunk News Of Planned Terrorist Attacks

….As CP reassures residents of the command’s unflinching commitment to Crime fighting.
…..Strengthen Security Deployment in and Around Social/critical Infrastructures.

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has debunked the series of misleading writeups tagged “security alert” in circulation on the popular social media platform WhatsApp and many others, suggesting an ongoing plan and coordination of a terrorist attack on some areas, social, and critical infrastructures in the FCT.

According to a press release signed by the FCT Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh, ANIPR, she said that the erroneous news is a product of misguided and attention-seeking individuals, targeted at promoting panic and apprehension in the minds of residents.

“It is unfounded and should be disregarded as the mountains and hills so mentioned have in recent times witnessed heavy deployment of Tactical and Intelligence assets of the Police and Sister security agencies sweeping through them on intelligence gathering routines exercises and dislodging the possible habitation of criminal elements, an exercise which is promised to be sustained, DSP Adeh said.

The statement read, “While Critically investigating the assertion to ascertain its root cause and validity, it has been discovered that hunting activities have been one of the misinterpreted activities on the hills and mountains in some of the areas so mentioned, therefore, the Police in collaboration with traditional authorities of these areas have suspended such activities in a bid to douse public apprehension.

“Also, before the emergence of these erroneous writeups, the police and sister security agencies in a bid to proactively secure these infrastructures have made adequate deployment of human and material resources whose presence could have been erroneously summarized as a preparation for an envisaged Terrorist attack.

“Consequent upon the above, the FCT Commissioner of Police CP Babaji Sunday psc while reassuring residents of the command’s unflinching commitment to bringing crime and criminality in the Territory to its barest minimum, wishes to state that these areas and the FCT as a whole are safe.

“He, therefore, urges members of the public to go about their lawful duties without the fear of harassment or molestation of any kind and from any quarters.

“To Complement, the above, additional deployments have been made to the areas mentioned in the viral writeups amidst intensified surveillance and monitoring. Residents are therefore urged to remain vigilant, and report any suspicious or abnormal occurrence to the Police through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, while the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, could be reached on: 09022222352, the statement concluded.

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