The Federal Government has assured of adequate security measures to
thwart any possible terror attack in the Federal Capital Territory
(FCT) and elsewhere around the country, saying there is no cause for
alarm, despite the latest travel advisories by some Western countries.
In a statement in Abuja on Sunday, the Minister of Information
and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said security agencies have not
let down their guard, despite the fact that there has been no terror
attack in the FCT since the Buhari Administration assumed office.
”We know that the terrorists, who have been massively degraded and
put on the run, have been looking for soft targets to attack. This is
the nature of terrorism all over the world, as can be seen in recent
attacks in the UK, France and Egypt, among others.
”That is why the Nigerian security agencies have continued to be on
the alert, even if their efforts have been largely unobtrusive so as
not to disrupt the daily activities of the citizenry,” he said,
adding: ”Such efforts are routinely stepped up during religious
Mohammed said the Federal Government will continue to take
adequate measures to protect the lives and
properties of citizens and non-citizens alike, even as the military
remains unrelenting in ensuring that the terrorists neither regroup
nor regain the capacity to carry out organized attacks.
He said the Federal Government’s sensitization campaign on security,
with the punchline ”if you see something, say something”, would be
stepped up on national radio and television, and advised the citizens
to be security conscious and to report suspicious people and objects
to the security agencies.