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Following viral reports of intelligence on security threats in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc has ordered massive deployment of additional Police Operatives and operational assets within FCT and its environs to solidify the security and protect lives and property of its residents, critical national assets and vulnerable facilities.

While receiving general security updates on the nation at the Force Management meeting on Monday, the Inspector-General of Police charged the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Department of Operations, DIG Bala Zama Senchi, to supervise and manage the deployment to ensure maximum security in FCT and surrounding States with a high risk of attacks.

IGP Baba maintained that the Force would never handle any information with kid gloves but warned the public about false alarm and its negative effect on security.

“The IGP, however, cautioned members of the public, especially citizen-journalists, on the dangers of spreading false alarms, misinformation, and disinformation as they could be detrimental and counter-productive to national security.

“The Inspector-General of Police has assured Nigerians in general, and residents of the FCT, of their safety and security, urging them to go about their lawful duties without fear of attacks. He equally reiterated the firm determination of the Police leadership to continue to explore avenues to enhance the security architecture in the country, through intelligence gathering, operational deployments, and application of cutting-edge technology to decimate the activities of criminal elements across the country,” a statement issued by the Force Spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, read in part.

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