According to Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, the United States and the United Kingdom governments’ terror alerts will not stampede the Federal Government.
Mohammed asserts that regardless of what any administration decides to tell its citizens residing in Abuja and other parts of the country, Nigeria won’t descend into a stampede.
In a press conference held on Wednesday following the Federal Executive Council meeting, which was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, he said this.
The US has every right to encourage its citizens to return home, according to Mohammed, but Nigeria wouldn’t be stampeded by such a threat or action.
He emphasized that the government has tightened its grip on security in recent months and urged people to refrain from liking or sharing any anything that can cause fear.
The United States and the United Kingdom have issued warnings about potential terror strikes in Abuja on Sunday, particularly at government offices, houses of worship, schools, and other locations where big groups congregate.
While the Department of States Services advised residents of Abuja and Nigerians in general to maintain calm, noting that security agencies are fully in control of the situation, the US also urged its nationals and Embassy workers in Nigeria’s political capital to evacuate.