Security in the Federal City Territory (FCT) has been stepped up by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, in an effort to better protect the capital from terrorists.
On July 5, 2022, the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) invaded Kuje Prison in Abuja, Nigeria.
More than 800 prisoners were freed during the invasion, including all of the Boko Haram suspects.
Leaked memos from spy services about plans to assault the nation’s capital have been numerous.
But the ambush by troops from the Presidential Guards Brigade increased the anxiety of citizens in the Federal Capital Territory.
Terrorists killed a captain and two troops in the Federal Capital Territory’s Bwari neighbourhood on Sunday night, according to the Daily Trust.
In response to a distress call from the school’s administration, the officers were attacked while visiting the Nigeria Law School in Bwari, where they were killed.
The administration of the school was reported to have been informed by terrorists that a note warning an impending attack had been dropped on the campus.
It was revealed on Tuesday that the IGP had ordered the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) to work with locals to fend off any threats.
He said that the police are doing everything they can to bring down the crooks.
To protect the Federal Capital Territory and its surroundings, “we are not leaving any stone untouched.”
While the Force Intelligence Bureau has been charged with aggressive intelligence collecting and information sharing among other agencies, IGP has ordered more assets to be deployed to strategic areas of the FCT”.
All citizens of the FCT were urged in the statement to work together with the Police and other security authorities in order to prevent any nasty incidents within or surrounding the FCT, according to the text of the statement.