The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has denied social media reports that bombs were being planted in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Naija News reports that the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, made the denial in a statement on Saturday in Abuja. Adejobi asked Nigerians and visitors to disregard reports that bombs were being planted in FCT in connection with the terror alert issued by the United States on the possible attack in Abuja. He warned individuals who have continually spread fearful rumours to further create more panic among citizens and residents of the FCT and Nigeria at large to desist from such action. The statement read, “I don’t think it will do our country any good to continually spread such fearful rumours to further create more panic to citizens and residents of the FCT and Nigeria at large. “We still reiterate that the Federal Capital Territory is safe and there is no imminent threat, neither is the FCT being saturated with bombs as speculated in the news. We, therefore, urge residents of the FCT and Nigerians at large to disregard this fake news which was purportedly sponsored to create fear in our people and heat up the polity. “We will continue to adopt all effective operational strategies to decimate the activities of non-state actors and other criminal elements in the country.”
This article was originally published on Naija News