The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Abuja does not have any hidden bombs, according to the Police High Command (PHC), which also noted that its decoy operatives are still watchful throughout the territory and the entire nation.
According to the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) Muyiwa Adejobi, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), “It is surprising and disheartening to read in the news and on social media that bombs are being planted in every area of the Federal Capital Territory, even from some individuals who are presumed to be peace ambassadors and patriotic agents of national unity in Nigeria.”
The police spokesperson continued: “I don’t think it will do our country any good to continually spread such fearful rumors to further create more panic among citizens and residents of the FCT, and Nigeria at large,” adding, “We still reiterate that the Federal Capital Territory is safe and there is no imminent threat, neither is the FCT being saturated with bombs as speculated in the news.
“We, therefore, urge residents of the FCT and Nigerians at large to disregard this fake news, which was purportedly sponsored to create fear in our people and heat the polity,” Adejobi stated.
He further concluded: “We will continue to adopt all effective operational strategies to decimate the activities of non-state actors and other criminal elements in the country.”