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Insecurity: IGP orders tight security in Abuja as fear grips residents following several attacks

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has ordered a beef up of security in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) following repeated attacks by suspected terrorists.

Residents of Abuja have been living in fear since the invasion of Kuje Prison by the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) on July 5, 2022. Over 800 inmates, including all the Boko Haram suspects in detention, were released during the invasion.

On Monday July 25, terrorists ambushed the Presidential Guards Brigade in Abuja, killing at least three of them. The deceased officers were attacked after they visited the Nigeria Law School in Bwari following a distress call from the authorities of the school.

In a statement released last night, the spokesperson of the Police Force, CSP 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.

The statement in part reads;

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“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 incidents in and around the FCT,” the statement read.

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