By Victor Akaa, Abuja.
The Defence Headquarters wish to reassure residents of FCT and other adjoining States that the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies have been on red alert to combat crime and ensure effective surveillance of the Federal Capital Territory and other States of the country.
Maj. Gen. John Enenche, Co-ordinator Defence Media Operations, DHQ gave the assurance in a statement made available to Newsmen on Sunday.
Gen. Enenche assured that, the Nigerian military in synergy with other security agents were on alert to confront and stem any attempt by the criminals to distort and destabilize the peace already being enjoyed by the residents of FCT Abuja and other neighbouring states.
According to him, “this is imperative sequel to a purported memorandum from the Nigeria Customs Service warning it’s staff on a possible attack on the FCT.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria working together with other security and response agencies particularly the core intelligence agencies hereby assure the general public that preventive and preemptive intelligence are ongoing.”
The statement therefore enjoined the general public to go about their lawful businesses undeterred.
“Furthermore, the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies wish to assure the general public that the offensives against the common enemies of this Nation will not cease until normalcy is restored in all parts of the country.
“Hence, the general public is equally enjoined to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity accordingly.”