Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has ordered the tightening of security in the Federal Capital Territory to fortify the nation’s capital against terrorists.
Abuja residents have since been living in fear following the invasion of Kuje Prison by fighters of the Islamic State in West Africa Province on July 5, 2022.
Over 800 inmates, including all the Boko Haram suspects in detention, were set free during the invasion.
There have been several leaked memos of intelligence agencies on the plots to attack the nation’s capital.
But the ambush of troops in which three soldiers attached to the Presidential Guards Brigade were on Sunday heightened the worry of FCT residents.
A captain and two soldiers were killed by terrorists in the Bwari area of the Federal Capital Territory on Sunday night
The deceased Army officers were attacked after they visited the Nigeria Law School in Bwari following a distressed call from the authorities of the school.
The school management was said to have alerted that terrorists had dropped a letter indicating an imminent attack.
Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Tuesday, said the IGP had charged the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) to collaborate with residents in order to ward off any attack by terrorists on the FCT.
Adejobi added that the force putting all efforts to ensure that the criminals are dealt with.
The statement read, ”We are not leaving any stone unturned to fortify the Federal Capital Territory and its 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.”