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Buhari dismisses US, UK terror alerts—no need to panic

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerians need not panic over the recent concerns raised on the possible terror attacks in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

By TechnocratMedia

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerians need not panic over the recent concerns raised on the possible terror attacks in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The president who was responding to the security alerts raised by the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) to their citizens living in Nigeria, said the travel advisories from foreign countries should not be a source for panic.

In a statement by Garba Shehu, media aide to the president, Mr Buahri added that the travel advisories do not mean that an attack is imminent in the federal capital territory (FCT).

“Nigeria is no exception in having terror threats listed in foreign government’s travel advice to their citizens. UK and US travel advisories also state there is a high likelihood of terror attacks in many Western European nations,” he was quoted as saying.

“Indeed, the UK and US advice to their respective citizens for travel to one another’s countries contain the same warning. Unfortunately, terror is a reality the world over.

“However, it does not mean an attack in Abuja is imminent. Since the July prison raid, security measures have been reinforced in and around the FCT. Heightened monitoring and interception of terrorist communications ensure potential threats are caught further upstream.

“Attacks are being foiled. Security agents are proactively rooting out threats to keep citizens safe – much of their work is unseen and necessarily confidential.

“Nigerians’ safety remains the highest priority of the government. Security services are working around the clock to keep harm at bay.”

President Buhari also assured Nigerians that the government is on top of the security situation in the country.

“While noting, in addition, that security threats are real and have been with us for a long while, the nation’s military, the police, and other security agencies have shown a capability to deal with it, as is evident from the fact that a majority of our partners, including the United Nations agencies in our midst, have not seen the threat as being sufficient to warrant any form of panic or order citizen evacuations,” the statement reads.

He, however, said while there is a need for people to be security conscious, “responsible members of the society” should avoid situations that could cause panic.

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