FCT Terror Alerts: Buhari Summons Emergency Security Meeting


News Investigators/ President Muhammadu Buhari has scheduled an emergency security meeting with service chiefs to further review and strengthen security network in the country.

President’s spokesman, Garba Shehu said in a statement on Sunday in Abuja that Mr Buhari would on Monday the hold the security meeting to receive briefs from service chiefs.

There has been palpable tensions across Abuja, the nation’s capital, over security alerts handed down by countries including the United States of America, United Kingdom and Germany about possible terror attack in the city.

Leaked memos addressed to U.S. nationals in Abuja indicated that embassy staffers have been directed to leave the city.

Last week, alleged terror suspects were arrested by men of the Department of State Security Services (DSS) alongside some foreign security partners in a residential estate within the city.

Mr Shehu stated that the president was initially scheduled to commission the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) new Technology and Innovation complex.

He would hold the security meeting, instead to receive briefs from security chiefs and brainstorm on the way forward.

“The commissioning of the NASENI complex will hold at a later date,’’ Shehu stated.

President Buhari had on Friday advised the nation’s security establishments and Nigerians to continue to be vigilant, and not to panic.

The president was reacting to travel advisories issued by the UK, Canada and the U.S.A and urged citizens to remain calm.

He stressed that the advisories should not be a cause for panic. (NAN)


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