President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians of adequate protection amidst the terror alert issued by the United States government.
The president further urged Nigerians to be security-aware, adding that the security alert does not mean that there would be a terror attack in Abuja.
“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,” Buhari said in a statement by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina.
“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 unseen and necessarily confidential.
“Nigerians’ safety remains the highest priority of government. Security services are working around the clock to keep harm at bay,” he added.
Buhari maintained that the military, police and other security agencies have shown a capability to handle whatever security breach that may arise with utmost professionalism.