The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has ordered a beef up of security in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in order to fortify the nation’s capital against terrorists. Residents of Abuja have been living in fear since the invasion of Kuje Prison by Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) on July 5, 2022.
There have been several leaked memos of intelligence agencies on the plots to attack the nation’s capital. However, the ambush of troops attached to the Presidential Guards Brigade heightened the worry of FCT residents.
In a statement on Tuesday, Force spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the IGP had charged the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) to collaborate with residents in order to ward off adversaries.
He added that the force is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that the criminals are brought to their knees.
“We are not leaving any stone unturned to fortify the Federal Capital Territory and environs.
“The IGP has ordered for additional deployment of assets to strategic areas of the FCT while the Force Intelligence Bureau has been charged on robust intelligence gathering and information sharing amongst other agencies.
“All residents of the FCT are urged to synergise and be on the same page with the police and other security agencies in making sure that we forestall any ugly incidences in and around the FCT,” the statement read.