Inspector General of Police (IGP) in Nigeria Mr Usman Baba
The Nigeria Police at the weekend debunked reports that the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja was being saturated with bombs. The police described as fake news reports in the news and on social media that bombs were being planted in FCT in connection with the terror alert issues by the United States on possible attack in Abuja.
In a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the police decried instances where individuals who are “presumed to be peace ambassadors and patriotic agents of national unity in Nigeria” are spreading falsehood.
The statement read, “I don’t think it will do our country any good to continually spread such fearful rumours to further create more panic to citizens and residents of the FCT and Nigeria at large.
“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 up the polity.
“We will continue to adopt all effective operational strategies to decimate the activities of non-state actors and other criminal elements in the country.”